Specialist Technician, Geographical Sciences Research Labs

Bristol, United Kingdom
£29,515 - £33,199 per annum
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Division/School School of Geographical Sciences
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £29,515 - £33,199 per annum
Closing date for applications 28-Oct-2018

This is an exciting opportunity to join the technical team of the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol, providing support to the research and consultancy activities of the School’s research laboratory. These laboratories provide support to researchers across the Faculty of Science with interest in aqueous, glacial and terrestrial biogeochemistry. The facility has an international reputation in low temperature biogeochemical experimentation and analysis and is routinely engaged in efforts to develop novel protocols and applications for environmental samples.

The role holder will be responsible for the daily running of the research laboratory including operating, servicing, maintenance and calibration of specialist equipment such as ion and gas chromatographs, mass spectrometers and nutrient and carbon analysers, as well as sourcing and maintaining stocks of lab materials and consumables. The successful applicant will use their specialist knowledge and skills to engage, support and train students and technical and academic colleagues in techniques associated with environmental analysis, contribute to the development of novel research methods and delivery of consultancy services. They will also have a good working knowledge of the health and safety requirements for these activities.

You will have either vocational qualification (NVQ level 4-5 or equivalent), formal training or a relevant degree (preferably Environmental Sciences or Chemistry) and practical experience in operating, maintaining and troubleshooting complex analytical instrumentation. Appropriate professional registration would be advantageous; however this opportunity will be supported once in post.

For further information about this role please contact Fotis Sgouridis, Laboratory Manager: (01179 288078) or Stuart Bellamy, Technical Manager: 9545404/ 0117 9287437).

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.