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Palaeoenvironmental Technician

Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory at UoS

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £19,850 to £23,557
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:   Friday 15 September 2017
Interview Date:   Thursday 05 October 2017
Reference:  907717WR

Geography and Environment seek a permanent, fulltime, palaeoenvironmental technician to join the department’s laboratory technical team and to support the world class teaching and research in physical geography.

This is an opportunity to develop your technical expertise and  interests in physical geography by supporting academic research and teaching, in particular by working with the Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory research group  and also the Earth Surface Dynamics research group.

You will be expected to: conduct the day-to-day running of the Palaeoenvironmental laboratories; plan, organise and carry out a range of defined tests/experiments/technical procedures in Palaeoenvironmental Science; use specialist equipment and techniques;  provide guidance and coaching to junior colleagues and students in relation to technical operations, specialist equipment and testing undertaken in the laboratories and in the field.

It is desirable that you will already have experience of the day-to-day operations of a physical geography laboratory, including working with chemicals, and maintaining field and laboratory equipment. It is expected that there will be the opportunity to develop specialist technical skills within the areas of Quaternary Science, scanning electron microscopy, ancient DNA, tephrochronology and biomarkers.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact our Laboratory Manager Peter Morgan via email 

Interviews are scheduled during the weeks commencing 2 and 9 October. 

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Charlene Tyson (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 907717WR on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.



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