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Materials Characterisation Technician - QMUL16306

Department: School of Engineering & Materials Science
Salary: £33,615 - £39,483 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL16306
Date posted: 15-Oct-2018
Closing date: 15-Nov-2018

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Applications are sought for a Materials Characterisation Technician to provide comprehensive technical support for academic staff and students in a laboratory environment, utilising and maintaining key analytical equipment for research and teaching.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the operation and upkeep of the Materials Characterisation Laboratory. This will include organising and setting up practical classes, project and research work, offering expert laboratory advice on planning and implementation of existing and future research projects, routine maintenance and commissioning of new equipment.  The technician will also be responsible for ensuring a safe and efficient laboratory environment. The technician must also work as part of a team to support and cover duties at busy times and during other team members’ absences.

Essential requirements for this post are proven ability to use at least 3 of the methods listed from the following analytical techniques: thermal analysis (TGA, DSC, STA, DMA, Dilatometry); Rheology; surface are and density (BET, pycnometry); particle sizing (Mastersizer, Zetasizer); spectroscopy (FTIR including various accessories; UV-vis; fluorimetry). It is also desirable that the candidate shows a detailed understanding of a further 3 methods listed. Also required is proven experience of maintaining laboratory equipment and facilities, and research in laboratory environments.

The post is full-time and permanent.  Starting salary will be in the range £31,735 – £37,275 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days’ annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Additional Information

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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The closing date for applications is 15th November 2018 and interviews are anticipated to be held shortly thereafter.

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