Close the cookie banner Close the cookie banner

A note about cookies

Cookies are used to help improve this website and some of them are currently on your computer. By continuing to use this website, you automatically accept these cookies.
Find out more about how we use cookies in our Cookies policy or learn how to manage them at
If you continue to use this website further cookies will be placed on your computer.
If you are a Jobcentre Plus claimant and do not want to accept cookies you may be able to use a DWP internet access device; please speak to your Jobcentre Plus adviser.
Main Content


Job details

Do you have the skills you need?

Quickly see if you're suitable for the jobs that interest you.

Review your skills

Job summary

Job ID
Posting Date
University of Sheffield
Job type
Full time
Education Level
Undergraduate degree
21,585.00 - 24,983.00  per year
Potential to progress to £27,285 through sustained exceptional contribution.
Job reference code

University of Sheffield

Engineering Technician (Teaching) in Bioengineering

Job description

Step inside the state of the art, 20,000m2, £86 million Diamond building and you’ll be inspired by what we can offer Engineering students.  It is our largest ever investment in teaching and learning, with 17 specialist laboratories designed to create a fantastic place for interdisciplinary engineering education.   Within the Faculty of Engineering, one of the biggest and best engineering faculties in the UK sits Multidisciplinary Engineering Education (MEE), an innovative teaching group which provides students with the opportunity to realise their full potential as engineering leaders with employable skills. 

MEE is comprised of around 50 academic, technical and administrative staff.  The practical teaching covers a range of disciplines designed around 3 main themes:

·        Thermodynamics/Mechanics/Structures/Fluids/Manufacturing Technology (ACME)

·        Electrical/Electronic/Control/Computing/Robotics (CCEE)

·        Materials/Bioengineering/Chemical Engineering (MBCE)


The MBCE theme deliver the practical teaching in the in the Bioengineering Tissue laboratory.  We’re now looking for someone with the right skills, experience and a passion to teach and educate the next generation of engineering students in science, engineering and technology. The main aspects of this role will be to run our Bioengineering Tissue laboratory and to assist student learning in practical classes and to ensure that our students have the best possible experience.

Reporting directly to the MBCE Technical Team Leader you will train students in the correct use of laboratory equipment and procedures, as well as undertaking administrative duties such as ordering materials, maintaining attendance records and managing and supervising lab access.

You will have a good honours degree or equivalent experience in Bioengineering or a Bioscience subject and understanding of Health and Safety regulations.  Knowledge and experience of relevant commonly used laboratory equipment, assays and procedures is also vital, and if you can demonstrate experience of mammalian cell culture, microscopy, histology and Bioreactors, then we’d really like to hear from you. Strong communication skills and the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders at all levels is also important.  Above all, you’ll be dedicated to providing a high quality practical experience to students and will proactively seek to improve existing laboratory practice, ensuring that the Diamond remains at the very forefront of innovative engineering education. 

This is a really exciting post which offers a unique chance to help Engineering at Sheffield to be the best student experience in the country. 

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.


We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.


Follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information about what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work.

Closing date 8 December 2017 

Or, tell us why you don't wish to apply for this job.