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Job vacancy: Laboratory Assistant (part time)

Department of Geography
Laboratory Assistant Part Time (2 hours per week)
Hourly Rate £12.34
12 month Fixed Term Contract
Ref 09098/SW


Duties

Weekly duties:
- Preparing field equipment under the guidance of the laboratory manager for field courses (some heavy lifting will be required).
- Laboratory cleaning duties (including cleaning of work and floor surfaces, laboratory vehicle and washing up) in both teaching and research laboratories (including CATE and CfM facilities).

Occasional duties:
- Basic water chemistry and soil / sediment analysis
- Demonstrating to, and assisting, final year undergraduate students with basic laboratory analytical and preparation techniques

The post holder must carry out responsibilities with due regard to the College’s Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety Policies. Full training will be given for all analytical techniques.

Post holder must attend college safety courses on COSHH: risk assessment in laboratories and heavy lifting.

Management
Reports to Laboratory Manager

Person specification

Qualifications:
Honours degree (BSc) in physical geography, environmental science or related discipline (Essential)

Knowledge:
Experience of working in a laboratory environment (Essential)
Experience of analytical laboratory techniques (Desirable)

Experience:
Good knowledge of laboratory practice, materials and etiquette (Essential)

Application forms and further details are available from the link above or by mail at Department of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, United Kingdom. Complete applications should be sent to Eszter Gillay, Acting Departmental Administrator, by email at e.gillay@qmul.ac.uk or at the above mailing address. Please quote reference number 09098/SW in all applications. Closing Date: 27th March 2009

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