Chemistry Technician

University of Oxford

About the role

The School of Archaeology is looking to recruit a Chemistry Technician to join our small and friendly team in the The School of Archaeology, Research Laboratory for Archaeology -Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit (ORAU), based in the centre of Oxford. The lab provides about 2,000 radiocarbon dates each year for our own research and for collaborators across archaeological, environmental and forensic sciences. This post is a fixed-term contract for 3 years. It is a full-time position.

Reporting to the Lab Manager, you will mainly work on samples submitted to the laboratory as part of collaborations and commercial contracts but work may also include some method development and research. Much of the material you will be working on is irreplaceable, so the work needs to be carried out methodically and with a suitable sense of responsibility. You will be able to cope with repetitive tasks on a daily/weekly basis in a timely manner. The laboratory is ISO-9001 accredited.

About you

You will be educated to A level or an equivalent technical education, you will have experience and good practical skills of working in a chemical or biological laboratory, the ability to communicate effectively including the ability to write up experimental results and the ability to troubleshoot problems with experiments and arrive at an appropriate solution. You will also have excellent organisational skills and good attention to detail. You should have a flexible, collaborative, and proactive attitude to work.

Application process

Applications must be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and Supporting Statement as part of your online application. The Supporting Statement should clearly describe how you meet each of the selection criteria listed in the job description. The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Monday 27 November 2023. We expect to hold interviews in the week beginning 11 December.

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