Manchester Metropolitan University

Assistant Technical Officer Food - Nutrition

Job description

Our team comprises approximately 200 technicians across the University. We provide specialist support to undergraduate and postgraduate students and the student experience is at the heart of what we do.  The services we provide underpin a wide variety of academic programmes and we deliver this support via specialist laboratories, workshops, design studios and contemporary arts facilities.

Our technical staff provide a high level of expertise and technical knowledge, playing a key role in supporting students in their studies and project work.  We also provide support for research, consultancy and knowledge exchange activities.   We are a forward-looking service, committed to a culture of continuous improvement and service excellence.

This is an opportunity for an individual looking for a challenging and exciting role. We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Technical Officer with a Nutritional Science  background to work in our Food Nutrition Team, supporting students and staff across the Faculty of Health & Education in both the Cavendish and Brooks building's at Manchester Metropolitan University

The Role:

You will have a pivotal role, predominantly supporting Nutritional Science disciplines ensuring that specialist food development, physical testing and sensory testing spaces are safe,  equipment is maintained to a high standard, effective booking routines and procedures are adhered, ensuring delivery of high quality teaching, research and widening participation outputs.

About You:

You will have experience with operating in a busy laboratory environment, proficient with a range of techniques related to nutritional science. This will be a busy role, in a fast-paced environment, and the post holder will be expected to deliver high standards of customer service, be adaptable, quickly assimilate information, fix equipment, control stock and establish networks with technical services colleagues, academic staff, and most important, support our students.

Support will be provided for the faculties wider operations as required. This could involve work in other laboratories and teaching spaces, including large-scale projects that have specific deadlines.

You will have a flexible approach to work and an ability to work on your own initiative. Strong communication skills and a commitment to quality service will also play an important role in being successful in this post.

In addition to joining a great team in a varied role, we offer 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, plus Christmas shutdown. ...

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