Research Technician (BEACON+)

Bangor University - School of Chemistry

Contract: Duration 12 months

Responsible to: Prof B Paizs

Applications are invited for the post of Research Technician (BEACON+) in support of the Bangor BEACON+ project partnership. The post holder will assist in Professor Paizs’ MS laboratory with research associated with the development of methodologies for the isolation, separation and MS based structural characterisation of natural products from biomaterials; metabolomics applications and to contribute to system maintenance of instruments and computers in the laboratory.

The successful candidate will have a minimum qualification in A level Chemistry (or relevant subject area) or have relevant experience working in a chemical laboratory environment. The technician should show a willingness and ability to learn new techniques quickly and efficiently and be able to solve day to day laboratory problems. The technician should have the ability to work as part of a team and contribute to research and analysis.

The post is being funded through the provision of a grant from the Welsh European Funding Office (through the ERDF programme), with the specific objective of increasing the successful translation of research and innovation processes into new and improved commercial products, process and services, through technology transfer from HEI’s. (BEACON+ Biorefining Centre of Excellence for Wales). BEACON+ is a partnership between Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea Universities to support the biorefining industry across the Convergence Area of Wales.

The successful candidate will be expected to commence on 01/02/2017 and the post is available until 31st January 2018.

Interviews will be held 20th December 2016.

Committed To Equal Opportunities

We gratefully acknowledge support for BEACON+ from the Convergence European

Regional Development Fund through the Welsh European Funding Office, part of the Welsh Assembly Government.

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