University of Cambridge

Department of Chemistry

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Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term until 12 April 2021 or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

The Department of Chemistry is looking for someone who can provide quantitative microanalysis on a wide range of samples for research staff, academics and students within the Chemistry Department and other science-related Departments in the University.

Working in a small team the role holder provides quantitative micro-analysis of organic and organometallic samples for elemental analysis using micro-analytical techniques and developing new micro-analysis methods as required. The role holder deputises when the Chief microanalysis Research Laboratory Technician is absent.

The successful candidate will be flexible, have the ability to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team and have experience of working in a similar environment. They will be qualified to HNC level or equivalent in Chemistry or Physical Sciences, and have a good basic knowledge of all aspects of practical analytical techniques. They will have good communication and interpersonal skills along with attention to detail. Computer literate including windows office packages is also desirable.

This is a part-time role working up to 30 hours weekly, exact times to be negotiated on appointment.

This role is suitable for a secondment within the University as it is an excellent opportunity for someone to get further experience in a wide range of analytical chemistry.

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Please quote reference MA22825 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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