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Laboratory Technician - QMUL20700

Department: School of Geography
Salary: £27,742 to £34,220 per annum (Grade 3)
Reference: QMUL20700
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 25-Nov-2019
Closing date: 06-Jan-2020

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Applications are invited for the post of Laboratory Technician in the world-leading School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London. This post will support research and teaching within the School of Geography laboratories.

The role of the technician will be four-fold; 1) to provide technical laboratory support in the broad area of physical geography and environmental science; 2) to enhance laboratory and field-based undergraduate learning; 3) to support field based activities and maintaining equipment for research and consultancy based activities; 4) to support and enable growing consultancy opportunities within the School of Geography Laboratories.

Applicants will be expected to hold an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Geography or Environmental /Earth Sciences, or have relevant work experience as a laboratory technician in a related discipline. Evidence of aptitude for maintenance, operation and troubleshooting of analytical and field-based equipment is essential (additional training will be provided). The successful applicant must be able to ensure good data quality and record keeping and have the ability to organise own work, to work independently and to problem solve.  Applicants should be aware of safe working practices in the laboratory.

The post is full time and permanent, starting from February 2020 (or as soon as possible). Starting salary will be from £27,742-£34,220 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, occupational pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

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.

Applicants are encouraged to visit the School website, which details information on our laboratories, facilities, research and teaching activities:

 Further details and an application form can be found at:

Informal enquiries about this post are welcome and can be made to Michelle Day

The closing date for applications is Monday 6 January 2020. Interviews will be held soon after the closing date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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