Research Technician, School of Chemistry

Bristol, United Kingdom
£23,334 - £26,243 per annum
08 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Division/School School of Chemistry
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £23,334 - £26,243 per annum
Closing date for applications 19-Dec-2018

The University of Bristol, School of Chemistry is looking to appoint an enthusiastic Research Technician.

The role holder will provide support in all aspects of lipid analyses to join the Organic Geochemistry Unit (OGU) investigating a range of archaeological matrices including (but not limited to): ceramic sherds and soil/sediments. This will include, preparation of large sample sets for analysis (solvent extraction, chromatographic separation, derivatisation), operation of analytical instrumentation (GC, GC-MS Prep-GC and GC-C-IRMS), safe handling of chemicals, safe storage and waste disposal. The technical support is essential in achieving the goals of ongoing projects and commercial analyses.

With proven experience of working in a dynamic laboratory and a basic understanding of organic chemistry, you will have excellent organisational skills to complete given tasks with minimum supervision and to multitask with a range of laboratory equipment procedures. In addition, knowledge of good laboratory practice and safety is essential for this role as you will be contributing to the risk assessment of projects and ensuring compliance.

For more information or to discuss your application on an informal basis please contact Dr Julie Dunne -

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Wednesday 19th December 2018.

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.