Melville Laboratory Coordinator

University of Cambridge
February 05, 2023
Offerd Salary:£27,929-£32,348
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Melville Laboratory Coordinator

This role provides crucial day to day Melville Laboratory management and servicing of an established, inter-disciplinary research unit within the Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry, comprising of three research groups occupying a purpose built suite of rooms of approximately 450m^2 split over two floors and consisting of 60-70 personnel; typically about 2 senior visiting research staff, 10-15 post-doctoral researchers, 40-50 doctoral students, 5 Erasmus or other visiting under graduate students and 4 final year undergraduate project students.

Duties include providing front-line technical management and support to the Melville Laboratories undertaking local responsibility for good laboratory practice and safety matters. The role holder will interact with students and staff proactively to accommodate daily needs in the laboratory and prioritise fixing of any malfunctioning items in the laboratory; supervise the use and maintain the laboratory instrumentation and will initiate, approve and monitor progress of all Melville purchases and delivery of laboratory consumables, equipment, repairs and servicing; be responsible for maintaining and updating laboratory records and documentation.

The successful candidate will have well developed interpersonal skills, be flexible, have the ability to work on their own initiative as well as part of a team and be able to prioritise own work and work under pressure. They will be qualified to BTEC/HND level or equivalent in Chemistry or related subject, and have an in-depth knowledge and experience of laboratory work and procedures. Experience of working in a higher education / research environment is essential, as is inventory and ordering/receiving experience.

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For informal queries please contact Emma Graham [email protected]

Please quote reference MA35095 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.

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    Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry






    Assistant staff


    20 January 2023

    Closing date

    5 February 2023

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