Ice Chemistry Laboratory Manager – Cambridge

Job reference:
BAS 85/19
Contract type:
Full Time
Duration:
Open-Ended Appointment
Salary:
Starting from £30,782 per annum.
Benefits:
We offer generous benefits
Team:
British Antarctic Survey
Location:
Cambridge
Closing date:
28 July, 2019 11:59 pm

Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is looking for a Ice Chemistry Laboratory Manager to work in the in the Research Development and Support (ReDS) team. This role involves managing the ice chemistry laboratories, including ensuring health and safety standards, operation and maintenance of instrumentation, and co-ordinating requirements for laboratory facilities and technical support.

The successful post holder would provide analytical chemistry technical support to measure discrete chemistry from Antarctic ice cores using ion chromatography (IC) in our class-100 clean room. They would also be responsible for the analysis of ice and snow samples on the ICs (following specific training on the job).
This role requires an enthusiastic and motivated lab manager with strong team work skills and experience in working in an analytical chemistry laboratory.

Purpose

  • To manage the ice chemistry laboratories, including ensuring health and safety standards, operation and maintenance of instrumentation, and co-ordinating requirements for laboratory facilities and technical support. They will work closely with the ice core technician in the clean room, wet chemistry laboratories and the -20 cold laboratory as required.
  • To provide analytical chemistry technical support to measure discrete chemistry from Antarctic ice cores using ion chromatography (IC) in our class-100 clean room. Responsible for the analysis of ice and snow samples on the ICs (following specific training on the job).They will work with the existing team to analyse samples on our continuous flow analysis method as required.
  • To assist other members of the cross-disciplinary BAS Laboratory support team as required.

Qualification

Degree in Chemistry or environmental science (or similar analytical degree).

Duties

• To manage demand for use of ice chemistry laboratories and technical support.
• Responsibility for ensuring Health and Safety standards of laboratory practice, including laboratory induction and training.
• Responsible for safe storage and handling of chemicals and scientific samples, with particular reference to ice cores.
• Responsible for operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of laboratory equipment and analytical instruments.
• Responsible for quality control and analysis of ice and snow samples using ion chromatography.
• Work with the technician and analytical chemist in the collection of chemistry data using continuous flow analysis.
• Cut and process ice core samples in the -20 cold laboratory.
• Operate the ICs in a class-100 cleanroom.
• Prepare standards and samples in the wet chemistry laboratory.
• Assist in the preparation for field campaigns.
• Any other tasks, within the remit of the role, as advised by the Director


On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.bas.ac.uk/vacancies.

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 85/19
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 28th July 2019
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: 16th August 2019

BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options including part-time or full-time employment as well as flexible hours due to caring or other commitments.

Skills are listed as either Essential or Desirable. Desirable skills importance rating in parenthesis (1 is high, 5 is low)

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Human Resources Team
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross, Madingley Road
CAMBRIDGE
CB3 0ET
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