Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) wishes to appoint a Technical Specialist to contribute to commercial, teaching and research activities within the facility, focused on the physical sciences. This represents an exciting opportunity to join a cutting-edge facility, within the University of Plymouth, at a time of investment and expansion.
You will join an interdisciplinary team of technical staff within which, this role will focus primarily on aiding the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental sciences. You will be expected to nurture a constructive relationship with the school with the aim of assisting and collaborating with academics and students alike. In addition to research and teaching commitments, the role will also involve interacting with other stakeholders within the university across a range of projects as well as direct interaction with commercial clients. As such, travel to external locations for outreach and commercial purposes will be required.
You will be jointly responsible for the day-to-day running and maintenance of the range of instruments and analytical systems in use within the centre. The centre currently utilises a total nine instruments and in the next 12 months the centre will begin to move into a new bespoke and centralised facility. You will benefit from a positive and supportive collegiate working environment that values and promotes excellence in everything we do.
As part of our engagement with students, academics, technicians, clients and the general public, PEMC engages with several outreach events, both virtual and in person as well as maintaining a social media output, designed to raise the profile of the centre. Any new member of the PEMC team would be expected to contribute towards these outputs as well as drive new initiatives forward.
There is an essential requirement within this role that you will be required to travel to and work at different University sites and/or other business locations that may not be easily accessible by public transport. Please refer to the job description for further information.
Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.
This is a full-time, permanent position, working 37 hours a week. Flexible working options including job share will be considered.
For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr Alex Strachan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews are likely to take place week commencing 17 April 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.
We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.
A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.
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