Analytical Laboratory Technician - TG1099MXML

University of St Andrews - School of Chemistry

Start Date: As soon as possible, Fixed Term: 12 months maternity cover

The School of Chemistry is looking to recruit a Technician for 12 months starting as soon as possible. The position has become available to cover maternity leave of the current employee.

St Andrews School of Chemistry is a dynamic teaching and research environment with 38 Academic staff, 140 PhD students and 80 PDRAs.

We have a range of analytical equipment used to support the research activity of the School. These include:

  • Thermal Gravimetric Analysis
  • Differential Thermal Analysis
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry
  • Thermal Gravimetric Analysis-Mass spectroscopy
  • Porosimetry/BET
  • Dilatometry
  • Inductively coupled plasma (ICP)-mass spectroscopy.

Interested applicants do NOT need to have expertise with all of the above instruments, however they should be familiar with some aspects of instrumentation for chemicals and/or materials analysis. The successful applicant will be line managed by Professor Alex Slawin. The key purpose of the role will be to support the analysis service within the School, by measuring samples from the PhD and postdoctoral community and to engage with external engineers involved in the maintenance of instruments within the current facility.

Further information about Chemistry at St Andrews can be found at;

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor David O’Hagan, Head of the School of Chemistry, at (Tel: 01334 463803).

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall). More details can be found at

Interview Date: 14 February 2018

Please quote ref: TG1099MXML

Closing Date: 30 January 2018

Further Particulars: TG1099MXML FPs.doc

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