Senior Analytical Laboratory Technician

University of Bath

Faculty Services are seeking to appoint a highly skilled, adaptable and self-motivated Senior Analytical Laboratory Technician to provide technical support in our analytical laboratories.

About the role:

You will be responsible for the development of protocols and the day-to-day maintenance, training, configuration and operation of a wide range of analytical equipment and instrumentation. In addition, you will assist with the management of gases, chemicals, health and safety and waste within the facility and across the wider faculty and provide general technical and housekeeping support across both the Faculty Services and Core Research Facilities functions. 

Members of the technical team in the department also support undergraduate and postgraduate students, especially in laboratory and project work.

This position is offered on a full time, permanent basis. The position requires full time attendance on campus; hybrid and home working are not applicable to this post.

About you:

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in a science-based subject area
  • Have considerable experience of analytical laboratory practice, equipment and facilities
  • Be able to demonstrate practical ability

Experience of working in a laboratory, university or research environment would be advantageous but is not essential. 

You will have the attributes to develop into a kind and culturally aware leader who fosters an environment where every individual is valued and respected, regardless of their background or identity. You will proactively seek out diverse perspectives, recognizing the richness and creativity this brings to decision-making and problem-solving. You will remain optimistic in the face of challenges, seeing them as opportunities for growth and innovation. You will understand that change is inevitable and necessary, actively encouraging those around you to adapt and evolve. 

By promoting a culture of openness and inclusivity, coupled with a willingness to listen as well as a readiness to embrace change, you will contribute profoundly to a dynamic and empowered team that can thrive in today’s rapidly changing world.

About us:

The Department of Chemical Engineering is supported by a team of highly skilled and experienced laboratory technicians who provide both teaching and research support to our academic and research staff and to our students.

What we can offer you:

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations and have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award . We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams. 

We are very proud to be an autism friendly university and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff .

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