Palaeoenvironmental Technician

United Kingdom
Aug 21, 2017
Sep 15, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Palaeoenvironmental Technician Palaeoenvironmental Laboratory at UoS

Location: Highfield Campus

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:

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.

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