Teaching Laboratory Technician

University of Oxford
July 05, 2024
Offerd Salary:£32,332 -£38,205
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Teaching Laboratory Technician

Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road, Oxford, OX1 3RH

The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

Oxford Physics is one of the largest and most eminent departments in Europe – pursuing forefront research alongside training the next generation of leaders in Physics.

Note : The role will require the successful candidate to start work by 8am on a specific number of days during the academic year (around 24 days) and overtime can be paid for these specific occasions.

With an academic staff of almost one hundred our activities range from fundamental particles to the furthest reaches of the universe to manipulating matter on an atomic scale. Oxford physicists are probing new ways to harness solar energy, modelling the Earth's atmosphere to predict the future climate, exploring computation on the quantum scale and executing calculations that reveal the fundamental structure of space and time.

The Oxford Physics teaching laboratory comprises areas dedicated to particular experimental aspects of physics. These broadly cover Optics, Solid State Physics, Electronics, Electrostatics and Magnetism, Atmospheric Physics, Astrophysics, Particle Physics and Biophysics. This role will support the broader laboratory by maintaining and repairing equipment, assisting with experiments, projects, outreach events, and ensuring health and safety standards are observed. We seek a versatile member of staff who will have particular responsibility, with minimal supervision, for the routine operation of one or two of the experimental areas during term time as well as broader duties and interactions with the other technicians, students, and demonstrators in the laboratory. The successful candidate will be willing and able to interact with both staff and students and to support our full range of activities.

This post is permanent and full time.

What We Offer

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees' wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

• An excellent contributory pension scheme

• 38 days annual leave

• A comprehensive range of childcare services

• Family leave schemes

• Cycle loan scheme

• Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

• Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs

About the Role

You will be Point of contact for experimental software used within the condensed matter and general physics labs. Demonstrating in the condensed matter laboratory on an ad hoc basis. You will Support the development of new experiments within the teaching laboratories with a lead role in developing new experiments in the condensed matter/general physics/thermal teaching labs. You will be the lead trainer of other technicians and advise and assist students, staff and demonstrators with apparatus and equipment. You will be required to Maintenance, repair, and modification of laboratory equipment and prepare laboratories and setting up experiments. Ensuring a safe working environment

About You

The successful applicant must have a degree in physics or a closely related subject, or relevant experience in lieu of these qualifications. Significant experience of working in a laboratory environment. Proven ability to troubleshoot and repair physics - or similar - laboratory experiments, ideally in an educational environment. Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of individuals. Good levels of software literacy including familiarity with interfacing hardware to computers. Experience of scientific programming packages, e.g. Python or Matlab., Significant experience of, and responsibility for, safety and risk processes. Experience of use of cryogenics in a laboratory environment

Application Process

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 05 July 2024.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 173356 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 05-Jul-2024 12:00 Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 6 Contact Email : [email protected] Salary (£) : Grade 6: £32,332 -£38,205 per annum

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