Chief Teaching Laboratory Technician - Part II & Part IA

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

October 9, 2022


Chief Teaching Laboratory Technician - Part II & Part IA

This post fulfils an important role in the Department's teaching technician's team with responsibility managing for the smooth running of the Part II physical teaching laboratory which provides practical physical chemistry classes for 2nd year and 3rd year students. With the help of a senior technician, the role holder will provide technical and administrative support in the laboratories,

Duties will include: providing technical assistance to the Part II physical undergraduate students regarding the safe and effective use of equipment and chemicals, providing adequate supplies of and advise the appropriate use of laboratory equipment and chemicals to students plus be responsible for chemical stocks held in the laboratory, maintain laboratory equipment and if necessary repair any equipment as required, be involved in providing outreach activities, be involved in the examination processes, ensure the examinations held in department are run according to the university ordinances, and being involved in outreach activities outside of term-time.

The successful candidate will have a degree or HNC in Chemistry or equivalent practical experience plus a good knowledge and experience of practical chemistry and laboratory procedures. They will be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organisational, communication and IT skills; the ability to work carefully and methodically plus deal with a wide range of people at all levels; the ability to prioritise, work under pressure and use own initiative. Previous experience of working with young people / students, good IT skills plus management experience would be an advantage.

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For informal queries please contact Emma Graham (

Please quote reference MA33246 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.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry






    Assistant staff


    16 September 2022

    Closing date

    9 October 2022

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