Part-time Sedimentary Geochemistry Laboratory Technical/Manager

University of Oxford - Department of Earth Sciences

Grade 5: £24,983 - £29,799 with a discretionary range to £32,548 p.a. (pro rata)

The Department of Earth Sciences seeks to appoint a Laboratory Technician/Manager to work under the direction of Dr Nick Tosca. Duties will include but are not limited to: sample preparation and analysis of geological samples (including crushing, physical, and chemical mineral separation techniques), training and supervision of lab users, laboratory maintenance, data quality assurance, and oversight of radiation and environmental health and safety. The successful applicant will also be expected to engage in technique development and adaptation for the analysis of a diverse range of geological and synthetic materials.

The successful candidate must have experience of working in a laboratory environment, the ability to work and communicate with students and researchers, excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills, and a strong attention to detail, with the ability to organise samples and record results in the clear, organised fashion. The successful candidate would also be expected to have good IT skills (particularly Word and Excel), and the ability to organise and prioritise their own workload and take initiative as and when appropriate. Experience in X-ray diffraction or other materials and experience in the preparation of geological/environmental samples are desirable, but not essential.

For further details of the responsibilities/duties, please see job description. This post is fixed-term for 1 year in the first instance, with a possibility of extending, depending on funding.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 3rd January 2018 with interviews being held on 15 January 2018.

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