Lead Laboratory Technician
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £24,012 - £27,600 pa dependent on experience + world class pension scheme with industry leading benefits
Closing date: 8th March 2017
Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Nuclear fusion, the process that powers The Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. Our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy for tomorrow`s power stations.
We are seeking a lead lab technician to join our team to support the Laboratory Supervisor in providing beryllium and tritium analysis services in the Health Physics (HP) laboratory and performing safety and efficiency supervision of a team of 3-4 laboratory technicians.
The main responsibilities of the role will include:
-Overseeing the safe and reliable operation of the laboratory plant and equipment, delegation of actions and tasks as appropriate to maintain efficiency
-Act as Deputy Technical Manager for ISO 17025 UKAS accredited PAS provision
-Assist the lab supervisor in leader technical validation work and producing appropriate reports
-Experience of laboratory analytical techniques and experimental data analysis
-Proven people management skills for maintaining team integrity and interacting with a wide range of staff
-Experience of writing reports and data analysis using Excel
-Experience or knowledge of working in an accredited laboratory, preferably to ISO17025
-Familiarity with Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, UV fluorimeter, handling hazardous substances, pressurised gases and liquid scintillation counting
The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce.
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Knowledge skills and experience
Experience of laboratory analytical techniques and experimental data analysis.
Proven people management skills for maintaining team integrity and interacting with a wide range of staff.
Experience of writing reports and data analysis using Excel.
Experience or knowledge of working in an accredited laboratory, preferably to ISO17025.
Familiarity with Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, UV fluorimeter, handling hazardous substances, pressurised gases and liquid scintillation counting.