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Specialist Technician (Research) Polymer Chemistry

University of Portsmouth - School of Biological Sciences

Location: Portsmouth
Salary: £17,257 - £18,846 (£28,762 - £31,411 x 0.6 FTE) per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th November 2022
Closes: 2nd January 2023
Job Ref: ZZ008023

Employment type:  Fixed-term (until 31 July 2024)

Employment basis:  Part-time (22.2 hours)

Closing date:  02 January 2023

Interview date: 11 January 2023

The Centre for Enzyme Innovation (CEI) is a flagship research hub at the University of Portsmouth, focused on delivering transformative enzyme-enabled solutions for the circular recycling of plastics. The CEI has a well-established research and innovation pipeline aimed at achieving this goal. We discover new enzymes from the environment that can breakdown plastic waste; we Engineer enzymes to improve their activity, thermostability and durability; we Deploy our enzymes at laboratory scale; and we Apply polymer chemistry to circularize the enzymatic recycling process.

https://www.port.ac.uk/research/research-centres-and-groups/centre-for-enzyme-innovation

As a senior member of the technical team, the successful Specialist Technician (Research) will contribute to the growing research and innovation culture within the CEI, and more broadly across the School of Biological Sciences. You will provide high quality technical information in support of the research project(s) and laboratory work and be responsible for equipment and material usage and maintenance, in accordance with relevant legislation and University Policies. In addition, you will make a significant contribution to a broad range of technical services, including training staff and PhD students and will directly contribute to research activities.

The Specialist Technician (Research) post offers the opportunity to work in the fundamental research areas that underpin the CEI pipeline, while developing specialist skills and engaging with an international network of experts.

Informal enquiries are actively encouraged and can be made to Prof Andy Pickford by email: andy.pickford@port.ac.uk

Tags/Keywords: polymer, polyester, organic chemistry, solid-phase synthesis, calorimetry, HPLC.

The University of Portsmouth believes this role is not eligible for sponsorship with UKVI under the Skilled Worker Route visa. You will need to confirm details of an alternative visa to work in the UK when applying for this role.

Anonymous shortlisting will be carried out for this role as part of our commitment to equality and diversity, ensuring a fair and consistent approach to recruitment. Personal details will not be disclosed to the shortlisting panel. If you’ve been asked to upload further documents, they should not contain identifying information.

We kindly ask that candidates do not send CVs or cover letters as these will not be considered.

We are strongly dedicated to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within our community. As an Athena SWAN and Race Equality Charter award holder, a member of Stonewall and a Disability Confident Employer we are passionate about creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, regardless of your background. We welcome applications from all talented people. In addition, we want our workforce to be representative of our diverse student population. Please see our EDI Framework and objectives.

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For detailed information about the vacancy:  ZZ008023 - Specialist Technician (Research) Polymer Chemistry.docx

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, click apply and apply on-line. 

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