Senior Laboratory Technician

Shrivenham, United Kingdom
£25,110 to £28,763 per annum with potential progression to £35,951 per annum
16 May 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

School/Department Cranfield Defence and Security
Based at Shrivenham, Oxfordshire - Cranfield Defence and Security
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Permanent
Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £25,110 to £28,763 per annum with potential progression to £35,951 per annum
Apply by 05/06/2022

Role Description

The Centre for Defence Chemistry is home to an enviable range of facilities for the analysis and characterisation, testing, ageing and disposal of a wide range of materials including explosives, propellants, pyrotechnics, fuels and polymers.

About the Role

You will work as part of the Laboratory Technical Team in conjuction with the academic teaching staff to facilitate the requirements for laboratory classes delivered in the Main Chemistry Teaching Laboratory, demonstrations in lecture theatres, provide and participate in workshops.  You will provide assistance and support during laboratory practical classes.  You will monitor and maintain appropriate stocks of materials, supplies and equipment.  You will also assist and support research projects and students whilst organising and undertaking laboratory practical’s, routinely clean spaces and equipment to maintain safe areas. 

All work undertaken must be in-line with health and safety procedures to ensure compliance with UK regulations, university policies and procedures.  

About You

You will have a HNC in a science related subject or two A Levels, one of which should be Chemistry.  You will have experience in a relevant technical/scientific role and working with chemicals.  Knowledge of current equipment (e.g. FT/IR, UV-Vis, Refractive Index, Particle Size Analysis) and ability to facilitate their maintenance is essential. 

Experience of COSHH and producing Risk Assessments is desirable.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are also committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role.  Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we are a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. Find out more here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, where job roles allow, balancing the needs of our community of staff, students, clients and partners.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Tracey Temple at   

Interviews will be held 14 June 2022.