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Lab Technician (Biology)

CATS College CambridgeCambridgeshire

CATS Cambridge

Science Laboratory Technician from August 2021

We are an independent school for students aged 14+ from across the world, offering A-level, GCSE and University Foundation Programmes to our day and boarding students. Our Science Department is a major and significant part of our College, with a high proportion of students choosing a STEM pathway.  We have a part-time vacancy (25 hours per week) for a Laboratory Technician August 2021

As the Laboratory Technician you will report to the senior laboratory technician. Under their guidance, you will co-ordinate the use of practical resources and facilities.

You will provide advice and assistance in meeting the practical needs of the science curriculum, including liaising with the teaching staff and support staff outside of the department.

You will ensure the maintenance of a healthy & safe working environment through contributing to health & safety procedures, keeping up to date with best procedures and practices, providing technical advice and support to teaching staff, safe storage of equipment and materials and the safe treatment & disposal of used materials and chemicals.

Your role will be to support the senior technician in ensuring the availability of suitable materials, equipment and chemicals to help compile teacher requests for practical activities.

The role includes setting up and testing the laboratory equipment and materials, and the maintenance of associated teaching resources in accordance with good laboratory practice. An excellent working knowledge of laboratory equipment is essential.

We’re part of Cambridge Education Group, and we benefit from being part of a forward looking organisation with a strong educational vision which includes managing three other similar schools, all focussed on international students.  You can read more about us at

CATS Cambridge is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS checked. We are an equal opportunities employer.

 The closing date is Friday 21st May.  

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