Technical Support Officer (Anatomy)


Technical Support Officer (Anatomy)


SRUC, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Remote working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 21 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 872295c7b9e843efb2775481c5a53ae0

Full Job Description

Wayne Powell, SRUC Principal and CEO. 'We are an ambitious institution with a bold vision for the future. This is a ground-breaking model to expand access to educational opportunities and broaden the range of potential students who would not ordinarily be able to attend a School of Veterinary Medicine. It will also help solve existing skills shortages across Scotland'.

The Opportunity:

The main purpose of this role is to:

Provide technical support for students and/or staff within the School of Veterinary Medicine, primarily within the areas of anatomy, pathology and veterinary public health but at times in other areas within the School.

With relevant academic support, be responsible for the anatomy dissection and post mortem teaching laboratories.

Apply technical skills and knowledge to support the successful delivery of teaching and/or research programmes, primarily in the broad areas of anatomy, pathology and veterinary public health but with some input into veterinary clinical skills, physiology, pathology, public health and related subjects.

The following activities will be delivered supporting research and/or teaching:

  • Operate a range of specialist machinery and/or equipment.

  • Record and report data accurately.

  • Carry out a range of equipment maintenance and servicing according to instructions.

  • Ensure that the workshop/laboratory/work environments are maintained to the standard required to deliver the appropriate level of service.

  • Liaise where appropriate with external providers (e.g. regarding operation, maintenance and servicing of machinery and/or equipment).

  • Support colleagues and provide basic guidance as required.

  • Provide technical instruction and advice to colleagues, students and/or customers as required.

  • Investigate and devise technical solutions to a range of practical problems to facilitate effective learning, teaching and support services.

  • Clarify work requirement with colleagues, manager or customers, identify and resolve any immediate problems, and refer most complex to manager.

  • Perform work activities to appropriate time and quality requirements, following established procedures.

  • Analyse and interpret data/test results, using a range of standard procedures and present findings accurately.

  • Identify and rectify faults/problems with equipment and protocols, and where appropriate liaise with Information & Digital Services in relation to IT faults and problems.

  • Follow set procedures relating to purchasing of supplies.

  • The driving of vehicles for the business of SRUC will be required.

  • Engage in and undertake professional development activity appropriate/relevant to the post and related professional practices.

  • Carry out any other reasonable duties commensurate with the grade and nature of the post.

    Educated to SCQF Level 8 or above, or able to demonstrate equivalent experience., Disability Confident

  • About Disability Confident
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    Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) has developed an innovative new School of Veterinary Medicine. We have a clear ambition to 'promote the resilience of our graduates to sustainably support the animals and rural communities at the heart of Scotland's Natural Economy'., SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy.

    SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the "Disability Confident Employer" symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

    SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046

    This role is not eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route. If you are a migrant worker you will need to ensure you have an appropriate visa to evidence the necessary right to work in the UK.

    Admin ref: ANF/VET/009/24

    Why work for SRUC?

  • Generous annual leave

  • Enhanced pension contributions (5% employee and 10% employer)

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Discounted RAC Membership

  • Generous family leave

  • Flexible working patterns

  • Hybrid working solutions (in some areas)

  • Tailored investment in and individuals' learning and development