Laboratory Technician

Website diamondlightsou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Science Division
Physical Science: Salary range (Full Time)
£19,776 to £23,265 per annum (Discretionary range to £26,755)
Ref No: 10069

Diamond Light Source Ltd. is seeking to recruit a Laboratory Technician with a background in chemistry and/or biology. The main duties will be to provide laboratory support to scientists, visitors and users of the Diamond machine and peripheral laboratories. You will be expected to assist with the setting up and running of a variety of laboratory equipment. Ideally you will have familiarity of the use and disposal of hazardous chemicals in accordance with C.O.S.H.H.

Successful candidates will have familiarity of a laboratory environment and preferably knowledge in handling hazardous chemicals and specialist gases. Use and maintenance of general laboratory equipment would be an advantage although training and development opportunities will be provided.

You should be highly motivated and able to work under your own initiative. Good communication skills and experience of working in a multi-discipline environment with scientists are essential. There is a strong emphasis on Health and Safety so familiarity of risk assessments and legislation would be desirable but not essential.

Other information

Where appropriate for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities (e.g. for fixed-term contract positions).

Diamond are members of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and we have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One. Women are underrepresented and so we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.  If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

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