Analytical Suite Manager

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

June 24, 2022


Analytical Suite Manager

Chemistry Teaching Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for an Analytical Suite Manager, Teaching Laboratories, Department of Chemistry. This role consists of the management of the Analytical Suite and the teaching of Analytical and Measurement Chemistry as part of the Chemistry Teaching Laboratory (CTL) team.

As the initial point of contact for the Analytical Suite, you will be responsible for the smooth running of the facility on a daily basis. Your duties will include developing the use of the Analytical Suite as a teaching resource; managing instrument usage for teaching and research purposes; providing training for teaching and research staff; undertaking and arranging maintenance of all analytical equipment in the CTL; ensuring health and safety requirements are met; ; maintaining and improving expertise in analytical chemistry. You will also contribute to the creation and modification of courses, overseen by the Director of the CTL, and contribute to the development, planning and implementation of a high-quality curriculum.

The post holder will be required to teach both during and outside of term. During term this will involve teaching undergraduate students on a daily basis, always seeking ways to improve teaching performance. You will demonstrate relevant analytical techniques to students and explain complex academic material. Outside of term you will develop graduate training programmes and demonstrate analytical techniques to visiting schools within established outreach activities. You may also have a role in the supervision of M.Chem. (Part II) students in their research year.

You will hold a PhD in Physical and/or Analytical Chemistry (or equivalent qualifications and/or experience) and have significant experience of using a range of analytical techniques and machines. You will be able to demonstrate the ability and skills to progress the learning of high-achieving students at undergraduate level; have strong time-management and organisational skills; work effectively in a team and have excellent health and safety knowledge.

This is a full-time, permanent post, based in the Chemistry Teaching Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford. The post will be available to start as soon as possible.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Applications for the vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application. You should ensure than your supporting statement adequately demonstrates how you meet the essential criteria for this position.

The vacancy will close at midday on Friday 24th June 2022. Interviews will be held in person as soon as possible thereafter. As part of the interview, you will be expected to give a presentation which illustrates your previous teaching experience and how you would implement a novel, pedagogically sound, undergraduate experiment which uses modern analytical equipment.

The Department of Chemistry is committed to equality and valuing diversity. The University of Oxford is a Bronze Athena SWAN holder and the Department of Chemistry is a Silver Award holder.

Contact Person : Vacancy ID : 158566 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 24-Jun-2022 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : Salary (£) : Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

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