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Senior Technician in Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-ray Microanalysis

Institute of Archaeology

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 21st Dec 2021
  • Salary: £45,610 - £53,757 per annum
  • REF: 1881457
  • Closes: 21st January 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Senior Technician in Scanning Electron and X-ray Microanalysis to maintain and further develop our reputation and competence in the study of ancient materials via imaging and microanalysis.

The technician will supervise and maintain the SEM suite, providing high quality support for research and teaching in the examination and analysis of a wide range of materials from archaeological contexts. The Senior Technician will also support SEM users from a diverse range of departments across UCL as well as external clients.

As a senior member of the departmental technical staff, the post-holder will take on key responsibilities for the administration of facilities and safety policies and procedures at the UCL Institute of Archaeology.

Key Requirements

Applicants must have a PhD in a scientific discipline and/or demonstrate extensive experience as an SEM technician with management responsibilities. They will have a sound understanding of the principles of electron microscopy and X-ray micro-analysis systems with demonstrable experience in their operation.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of general laboratory chemistry and best practices and experience in laboratory and/or facilities management. They will also have experience of teaching/training others in the safe use of laboratory facilities.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

Informal inquiries about the post may be addressed to Dr Mike Charlton at m.charlton@ucl.ac.uk.

If you have any further queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Louisa Goldsmith (HR Administrator) at l.goldsmith@ucl.ac.uk.

The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work – please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

21 Jan 2022

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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