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Laboratory Technician - Biomolecular Archaeology

University College London - Institute of Archaeology

Location: London
Salary: £24,506 to £27,863 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance, Grade 5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd January 2019
Closes: 2nd February 2019
Job Ref: 1777472

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 5. The salary range will be £24,506 - £27,863 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

The UCL Institute of Archaeology was formally opened in 1937 as a centre for teaching and research in archaeology. Today, it is one of the most important hubs of archaeological activity in the world, offering a broad variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programmes and undertaking wide-ranging research.

We are seeking to appoint a Laboratory Technician to provide biomolecular technical and laboratory support to the Principal Investigator of the European Research Council funded "UpNorth" project. The primary role of the post is to assist with sample preparation of archaeological samples for biomolecular analysis.

Specific duties include; processing archaeological samples for stable isotope analysis and ZooMs analysis (and potentially DNA analysis), using wet chemistry techniques and running sample analysis at various UCL isotope facilities in consultation with the laboratory managers.

The post is funded until 30 September 2020 in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have experience working in a laboratory environment and a BSc in a relevant science discipline (e.g. chemistry, biology, biochemistry or equivalent) or background in relevant techniques. They will also have hands-on experience using wet chemistry techniques.

UCL vacancy reference: 1777472

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Rhiannon Stevens at .

Please contact Louisa Goldsmith at with any queries regarding the application process.

Closing Date: 2 February 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

This role does not meet the eligibility requirements for a tier 2 certificate of sponsorship under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore UCL will not be able to sponsor individuals who require right to work in the UK to carry out this role.

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