Chemical Engineering Technician


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£25,000 - £29,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
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About the job

Job Title: Chemical Engineering Technician

Location: Lancaster

Salary: £25,138 to £28,759 per year

Job type: This role is a full time, indefinite role.

Closing Date: Wednesday 03rd January 2024.

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

Job Description:

The School of Engineering at Lancaster University wishes to appoint to the role of Chemical Engineering Technician. In the School, these roles provide essential support for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as for ongoing research projects. In addition, they ensure compliance with legal responsibilities within the Health and Safety at Work Act and other legislative requirements. They provide health and safety inductions for all staff and students working in the Chemical Engineering areas.

In the role, you will provide assistance with undergraduate and research projects across the different academic disciplines within the School and also offer teaching laboratory support.

You will have experience of Chemical laboratory techniques, health and safety compliance, including the use of compressed gases.

Your work will include frequent liaison with teaching and research staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students, Estates and Human Resources as well as external inspection and audit organisations. You will also be expected to undertake work of a confidential nature on a regular basis. Applicants should be excellent communicators and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

The School draws upon over five decades of excellence and innovation in engineering, and today is a thriving centre for research and teaching. Our mission is to perform world-leading research, and to use that research to help understand and solve engineering challenges of global significance. We currently comprise over 120 members of staff and we work across mechanical, nuclear, chemical, robotics & control, electronics, materials and manufacturing engineering subject areas. In autumn 2023 we open our second purpose-built engineering building, further increasing our experimental and laboratory facilities.

You should have a strong commitment to supporting the teaching and research activities of the School and the on-campus staff and student experience at Lancaster, and also have a willingness to engage in continuing professional development and outreach activity.

The School offers a highly collegial and stimulating environment for career development based on our departmental values of equity, diversity, and inclusivity. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis as well as the Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, which recognise and celebrate good employment practice undertaken to address gender and race equality in higher education and research. Furthermore, we are active and progressive around sustainability, wellbeing and widening participation agendas. We particularly welcome applicants that are enthusiastic advocates of STEM.

This role is a full time, indefinite role based on-site at Bailrigg.

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Cover letter: Please discuss why you are interested in this position, your career goals, and how you anticipate this position will help you achieve those goals. Please also describe the skills you have developed that are relevant to this post and tell us about any skills you want to develop further.

CV: Please include the following sections: Education history; Professional experience/Employment history; Areas of expertise/Skills; Career development (e.g. training courses or workshops).

Supporting Statements: Please provide a supporting statement for each criterium in the Personal Specification document that is listed as being scored via "Supporting Statements". This should include examples that provide evidence of your experience and expertise. Aim for one paragraph per criterium (~50-200 words).

Extra Information:

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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Candidates with experience of: Chemical Engineer, Engineering Technician, Chemical Engineering Technician, University Engineering Technician, Academic Chemical Engineering Technician, may also be considered for this role.

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