Analytical Technician in Berkshire

Title: Analytical Technician

Location: Pangbourne

Salary: £13 p/hr

Contract: 6 months

 

The role is based in the Pangbourne Technology Centre, Analytical department: Physical Testing Wet Chemistry Elemental Analysis Oxidation Mechanisms Lab. It is hands-on, lab-based and using new equipment to carry out tests on lubricants and additives using a wide range of international standards and local procedures.

 

This Analytical Technician role will involve both delivery of systematic experimental programs and ad hoc physical and chemical property measurements.

 

Key Accountabilities:

 

Application of multiple characterisation techniques:

  • Zeta potential and DLS Particle size measurements
  • Contact angles measurements
  • Interfacial tension measurements
  • Microscopical examination of samples
  • HPLC
  • Spectrophotometric measurements: UV-VIS and FT-IR

 

The role will also involve

  • Implementation of HSSE standards and procedures
  • Equipment running, calibration, method development, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Provision of a timely and efficient service, developing new methods to meet changing requirements
  • Analysis of experimental data and generation of written reports

 

 

Essential criteria & qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in chemistry or a related discipline (life science, chemical engineering)
  • Proven track record of excellent laboratory HSSE performance
  • Proactive attitude towards the continuous improvement of HSSE standards
  • Experience with instrumental lab work
  • Proven track record of generating accurate data
  • Familiarity with at least some of the techniques described above
  • Excellent communication skills, foster team work and cross discipline collaboration

 

Reference

SR - BP2

Location

Berkshire
Pangbourne

Salary

Competitive

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