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Research Experimental Officer (CREWW Mass Spectrometry Specialist)

University of Exeter - Technical Services

Location: Exeter
Salary: The starting salary will be from £36,382 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 14th February 2022
Job Ref: P78599

This full-time post is available immediately in Technical Services, within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.

Summary of the role

This role will be based in the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste. The primary responsibility is to provide a high level of technical expertise in supporting and implementing routine water and soils analysis, but also the development of novel research within Prof Richard Brazier’s research group and CREWW in general.

You will be required to have experience in setting up, running and trouble-shooting using a wide range of specialised laboratory equipment, such as GC-MS and ICP-MS. In addition, you will be required to carry out method development for each of the pieces of equipment, interpretation of data and quality control. You should have experience of both quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including non-targeted MS/MS analysis (TOF and/or orbitrap experience) and the characterisation of unknown compounds.

There will be a requirement for you to supervise and train new members of staff and research students working in the research group.

You will also be required to manage the provision of resources: financial; rotas; space; equipment and consumables, and will also fulfil the roles of Health and Safety Coordinator for this aspect of the CREWW laboratory space. You will thus be responsible for the day-day to operational management of part of the CREWW laboratory (in liaison with CREWW lab manager) and will be expected to take a lead role in increased effectiveness and efficiency of processes and procedures to support the research objectives of the group.

We are looking for an individual with exceptional communication and time management skills, who has experience in providing professional technical support in a research laboratory environment. You must be able to work independently, using your initiative to tackle any problems, whilst also working as part of the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste and managing a small team.  

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

We are a proud supporter of the Technician Commitment, a charter focussing on the visibility, recognition and career development of our technical staff. For further information please see our website.

Benefits

Including:

  • 39 days leave
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Further information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Prof. Richard Brazier, R.E.Brazier@exeter.ac.uk

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive.

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