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Technician - QMUL20950

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £22,702 (Grade 1)
Reference: QMUL20950
Location: River Laboratory, Wareham, Dorset
Date posted: 02-Mar-2020
Closing date: 02-Apr-2020

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We invite applications for a Technician based at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, to join a large team working on macro- and microplastics.  Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is leading a major 3 year EU INTERREG VA France (Channel) England Programme project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund investigating the extent, sources and solutions to plastic pollution across the Channel region (Southern England-Northern France). It involves 18 research and end-user partner organisations in England and France.

INTERREG (2014-2020) is one of the key instruments of the European Union (EU) supporting cooperation across borders through project funding to stimulate cross border cooperation.

The role holder will join a number of research staff in a large project team at QMUL. The focus for this role will be to support the delivery of the scientific objectives of the project. The work will be based at the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) team at the River Laboratory, Wareham, Dorset, with Mile End Road campus.  

A level or equivalent in a biological or related science is essential for this post.  Further essential requirements include experience of working in an environmental science laboratory and a proven ability to follow instruction as well as experience in the collection and processing of field samples.  A proven ability to act independently, communicate well, work within a team, deliver projects within an agreed time frame, and maintain good records are also essential. Experience of using strong analytical techniques on environmental samples, such as stable isotope analysis, mass spectrometry, or particle analysis would be an advantage.

The post is full time on a 3 year fixed term contract. The expected start date is April 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.  The salary is £22,702 per annum and is inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and a pension scheme.

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.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Iwan Jones at

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The closing date for applications is 2 April 2020. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.  

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