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Technical Manager (X-ray Diffractometer)

King's College London - Chemistry, NMES

Location: London
Salary: £43,205 to £50,585 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance. Grade 6
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd February 2024
Closes: 29th February 2024
Job Ref: 083746
 

Building and Campus: Britannia House, Guys Campus, primary site, with the potential of working at other sites as required

Job description

The Faculty of Natural, Mathematical & Engineering Sciences (NMES) is a vibrant faculty based in the heart of London with a long tradition of world-leading research and teaching in physics, mathematics, chemistry, informatics and engineering. 

This role presents an exciting opportunity to be responsible for running and developing the X-ray diffractometer, (XRD) service in the department, and supporting XRD activity across the faculty, providing expert guidance and advice to end users from method development to data collection and interpretation. Reporting to the Technical Services Manager at the Guys Campus.

The role-holder will have recognised and extensive technical expertise in this specialty and will have responsibility for the XRD service and training, supporting research activities. They will co-ordinate activities across several different user groups, such as PhD students, researchers, external and industrial users, working collaboratively with academic and professional services stakeholders, to deliver an exceptional service and experience for all end users.

The role-holder will have comprehensive knowledge and experience of maintaining both single crystal, (Rigaku), and powder, (Bruker) XRD. Managing the service, troubleshooting issues as they arise, finding solutions efficiently to minimise downtime, and being responsible for the compliance with Health & Safety and other relevant regulations governing the service.

The successful candidate will be an active member of King’s Technical Network, engaging in Faculty and College initiatives to strengthen and share best practice, with an ongoing commitment to professional development. They will facilitate an inclusive culture and ethos in line with King’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) strategy, proactively liaising with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

Contract type

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full time post of 35 hours a week.

Closing date: 29 February 2024

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