Energy Storage Laboratory Technician

University of Oxford - Department of Materials

We are seeking a Laboratory Technician who will be responsible for the general management and operation of the Energy Storage Laboratory. You will provide a service to members of the research team, external partners and collaborators, supporting non-expert researchers using the analytical and battery fabrication tools. This fixed-term post is available from 1 April 2018 for 2 years initially.

You will ensure that equipment within the laboratory operates effectively and safely, and be responsible for booking and scheduling use of multi-operator equipment. You will provide training and supervision, instructing students, research staff and other technicians in the safe and efficient operation of equipment. You will also be involved in supporting ongoing energy storage research projects in collaboration with key research partners.

You will have a good first degree in Chemistry or a closely related subject, along with proven experience of ensuring the smooth operation of a university laboratory or similar research environment, including maintenance and repair of equipment. You will also have extensive experience in one or more of the following techniques: lab-scale Li-ion battery manufacturing; electrochemical characterisation; X-ray diffraction; thermogravimetric analysis; differential scanning calorimetry;  Raman spectroscopy; electron microscopy techniques (SEM and TEM).

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 19 March 2018.

The Department of Materials has been awarded departmental Bronze Athena SWAN status in recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality and create a better working environment for both men and women.  Job applications are particularly welcome from women and black and ethnic minority candidates, who are under-represented in research posts in the Department.

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