Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science is seeking a full-time facility technician. With the launch of the EPSRC funded multiscale metrology suite for next-generation healthcare technologies, we are seeking to appoint a Laboratory Technician with experience of operating field flow fractionation methodology and mass spectrometry to join a small team supporting the development of new analytical workflows for nanomaterials. The successful candidate will possess a science-based education to HNC, HND, or equivalent work experience/related degree in Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, or any relevant qualification. They will have considerable science-based technical experience to support a range of laboratory procedures including the operation and maintenance of specialist analytical equipment. Working as a team member, the facility technician will be a highly-organised individual with a positive approach to managing the day to day operation of the facility. You will work closely with the team and our strategic partners to develop aspects of the facility, contributing to its sustainability through engaging the wider UK academic landscape and industrial partners.
This role is aimed at a proactive and ambitious individual with excellent communication and problem solving skills.
This post is of 36 months duration in the first instance, and renewal of the post will be reviewed subject to funding.
It is anticipated that interviews will be held early September 2021.
You will manage the operational aspects of this field flow fractionation based facility based in the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences. You will be proactive in setting up and running new experimental protocols for the analysis of novel nanomaterials for health. A comprehensive technical knowledge of field flow fractionation, mass spectrometry, light scattering and optical detection methods is an essential requirement. You will ensure maximum uptime of the multiscale metrology suite, by ensuring routine maintenance, maintenance of part stock levels and troubleshooting through direct consultation with the equipment vendors and project partners. You will work closely with internal and external academic staff and students, supporting a wide range of projects creating innovative solutions for the complex analysis of nanomaterials.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Dr Zahra Rattray at firstname.lastname@example.org