|Placed On:||12th September 2023|
|Closes:||8th October 2023|
An opportunity has arisen in Lancaster University’s Chemistry Department for an enthusiastic Analytical Support Technician to join our team of technical staff.
You will assist the Experimental Officers to support our cutting-edge range of analytical equipment, in particular the chromatography, mass spectrometry and NMR equipment.
You will have knowledge and understanding of Chemistry equivalent to BTEC HND or degree level, either through study or workplace experience, with some experience of working with separations and mass spectrometry equipment. Further training will be provided.
Additional skills will include a good understanding of laboratory safety, knowledge of COSHH and Risk Assessment processes, excellent written and verbal communication skills and an organised approach to work.
The ability to work both as a valued member of a team and under your own initiative, is central to the role.
You will join us on an indefinite contract.
You will also be willing to develop your professional skills through engagement with the staff development programme.
This role is offered as a career grade. You will be appointed to a Grade 5 or a Grade 6 depending upon their skills and experience. If appointed to Grade 5 the appointee would be expected to complete a program of development to facilitate progression to Grade 6.
The Department of Chemistry was re-opened in 2012 and has undergone rapid expansion and development. The Department consists of a core complement of more than 20 members of academic staff and a thriving community of post-doctoral researchers, PGR and UG students. It ranks highly in the UK (13th in the Guardian University Guide 2023) with state-of-the-art labs housed in a completely refurbished building. Our Chemistry degrees are accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Lancaster University is highly ranked – 14th in the UK according to the Guardian University Guide 2023. It was awarded the Times International University of the Year in 2020 and University of the Year in 2018, and holds a TEF Gold rating based on high quality teaching, excellent teaching facilities and the career destinations of our graduating students. The University’s campus is located in 560 acres of beautiful parkland on the edge of the small but vibrant city of Lancaster.
If you would like further information or to discuss the role informally please contact Helen Quirk via email email@example.com
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