Research Support Technician

University of Oxford
November 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:Salary (£) : 28,759 - 33,966
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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Research Support Technician

Department of Materials, Begbroke Science Park, Oxford

This is an Open-Ended position for a technician who will provide technical and administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the Advanced Processing Laboratory for Professor Grant and his research group.

With a background in laboratory or fabrication/manufacturing environment you will be self-motivated, able to plan and deliver set or self-identified tasks to time. You will have hands-on experience of (i) facility design/operation, (ii) health and safety management systems, risk assessment and associated electronic record keeping; (iii) CAD/CAM systems; (iv) ability to identify improvements and efficiencies and take positive action without supervision; (v) understanding of basic temperature and pressure instrumentation; (vii) ability to manage own day-to-day activities, (vi) ability to contribute to a problem-solving team through the contribution of ideas, and (vii) present and engender a friendly and welcoming professional working environment.

The role involves overall oversight and co-ordination of the Advanced Processing Laboratory at the Begbroke Science park, seeking to ensure its smooth and safe running for the approximately 20 users, spanning research students and professional scientists. The role provides a friendly and helpful first point of contact for new users and for instructing users in the protocols in operation, especially in relation to health and safety. The role also provides ad hoc advice and support to users. The facility includes a number of small bays containing laboratory scale processing or fabrication equipment (e.g. for Li ion batteries). The equipment requires maintenance and occasional modification and replacement. The facilities are served by various utilities including inert gas supplies that require monitoring and action (e.g. replacing gas bottles and liaising with suppliers). The role involves disposal of items from the laboratory and liaising with equipment and consumables suppliers, and various maintenance and repair visits. Basic fabrication is often required to build jigs or rigs, tables and stands, etc and makes use of the departmental workshops, 3D printers, etc.

All applications must be made online using the Oxford University E-Recruitment system, no later than 12 noon on 20 November 2023. You will be required to upload a CV and a Supporting Statement as part of your application. Please do not attach any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these will not be considered as part of your application.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Department of Materials on 1 December 2023 and you must be available on this date, either by Teams, Zoom or in person. Please note in normal circumstances only interview travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed.

Contact Person : HR Manager Vacancy ID : 168970 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 20-Nov-2023 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 5 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : 28,759 - 33,966 p.a.

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