Senior Research Technician

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, West Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 24th Nov 2021
  • Salary: £31,406-£40,927
  • REF: LJ29069
  • Closes: 13th December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Applications are invited for a Research Lab Technician to work in the Device Materials Group with Professor Judith Driscoll, Professor Sohini Kar-Narayan and Dr Giuliana Di Martino in the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy.

The duties will include: assisting with design and development of equipment and/or methods, which may involve designing jigs, fixtures and modifying machines as required; installation and running of a number of pieces of equipment in the labs, including training of group members; day to day management of Health and Safety issues associated with the labs and ensuring that group members have appropriate documentation in place and filing of these forms; undertaking calibration work and electrical testing of equipment in the labs; ordering general laboratory consumables and running equipment for visitors to the group; management of budgets for maintaining the equipment and keeping a log of users; assisting with equipment upgrades and troubleshooting.

Applicants should be a graduate in an appropriate field such as Materials Science with relevant expertise and knowledge of database construction. The post requires good communication and IT- skills and systems knowledge.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.

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Applications submitted in support of the application should include:

1) a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications and presentations;2) a short research statement describing the applicant’s past research, future goals, and why the applicant is interested and suitable for this position and 3) the names of two individuals who may be contacted for letters of recommendation/references.

Questions regarding the position, application process and status should be directed to Mrs Jean Pomfrett

Please quote reference LJ29069 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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