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Laboratory Technician & Safety Officer

UCL

Location: London
Salary: £42,099 to £50,585
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Closes: 2nd January 2024
Job Ref: B04-04525

About us University College London (UCL) is a multi-faculty college of the University of London with a population of over 45,000 students, from more than 150 different countries.

The Department of Security and Crime Science is located in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and forms part of the UCL Jill Dando Institute (the JDI) and is the first university department in the world devoted to Crime Science. Research is concentrated on finding ways to reduce crime, drawing upon a variety of disciplines across the social, physical and life sciences. The Department currently has around 30 academic staff, from disciplines including psychology, sociology, criminology, geography, political science, economics, mathematics, forensic science, electronic engineering, and computer science. The JDI houses research centres that act as a focal point for various research activities. These include the Dawes Centre for Future Crime, the Centre for the Forensic Sciences, the Centre for Global Cities Policing, the Latin America and Caribbean Unit and the JDI Research Lab.

About the role The post holder will assist in the safe running of the department’s two office buildings and laboratories. This will involve liaising with UCL Safety Services, keeping safety policies up to date, monitoring adherence to policies and providing safety guidance to staff and researchers.

The post-holder will have overall responsibility for the day to day running of our experimental laboratories, and maintenance and preparation of research equipment. Technically able and enthusiastic, the individual will offer advice and assistance with projects and will also ensure that the area and equipment are functional, safe and ready for use. The department has a small but growing estate in terms of laboratory spaces.

We are also developing other lab space in forensic interpretation and the use of digital technologies (e.g., virtual reality headsets and eye trackers). The postholder will spend a significant amount of time in the new lab spaces. Staff and students will require assistance with their projects. The postholder must engage with them in discussion and planning, then, having understood the requirements of the projects, advise them on how to carry out their work within the rules.

About you You will have a strong commitment to making best practice and continuous improvement of safety standards in the department. With knowledge at HND level or higher of an Engineering related discipline or recognised apprenticeship in a relevant subject area (e.g. forensic science), you'll have experience of laboratory safety management and substantial experience of working safely in the university research laboratory environment (including experience of working safely with hazardous chemicals). You will need to have had practical experience of using and maintaining analytical instrumentation and equipment.

What we offer Please visit https://www.ucl.ac.uk/work-at-ucl/rewards-and-benefits to find out more.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in UCL’s workforce. Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.


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