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Senior Technician in Analytical Chemistry (Teaching & Research)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF31802-R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 31/05/2020

Job live date: 28/04/2020

Salary: £25,217 - £30,048

Employment type: AAS-Technical

Department: Technical Services

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 36

Employment Basis/Type: Full-Time, Permanent

We seek a Senior Technician with laboratory experience and knowledge of analytical instrumentation such as e.g. LC-MS, GC, ICP-OES, HPLC, Elemental Analysers. The successful candidate will provide effective high quality teaching and research support across a suite of analytical laboratories based in the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development.

The post-holder will be responsible for:

•    Maintaining a suite of laboratories and associated equipment, samples and consumables by overseeing and participating in bookings, housekeeping, data recording, waste management, stock keeping and ordering.

•    The operation, troubleshooting, design and maintenance of a GC, ICP-OES, HPLC, LC-MS and associated apparatus used for teaching and research (including liaising with external engineers and organising service and repair by external contacts).

•    Where necessary, receive training in the operation and provide technical back up for other analytical instrumentation.

•    Provide training in the preparing, extracting and analysis of samples generated by staff and students for teaching and research purposes.

•    Maintaining specialised laboratories to a high standard by ensuring H&S compliance, best practice (e.g. providing laboratory inductions; ensuring regular safety critical checks are carried-out) and excellent levels of housekeeping are upheld.

•    Providing occassional support for teaching practicals.

You will have:

•    BSc in relevant discipline (e.g. Chemistry, Life Sciences), or equivalent.


Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Associate Director, Technical Services

Contact role:

Technical Manager

Contact name:

Dr Karen Wicks

Contact name:

Dr George Gibbings

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 7758

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 6155

Contact email:

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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