Technician (Chemistry)

Swansea University

Swansea University’s vision is to transform lives and futures by providing an outstanding academic environment with a balance of excellence between world-class teaching and research, driving impact that is enabled by effective regional and global collaborations.

The Department of Chemistry at Swansea University is seeking to appoint a Chemistry Technician to work within the Faculty of Science & Engineering (FSE). The role will involve working as part of the Faculty’s Technical, Infrastructure and Environment team, and in collaboration with colleagues from other University Directorates and Professional Services Units, to implement the operational plans associated with their respective environment ensuring alignment and connection to other Faculties, Professional Service Units and overarching strategies and plans to enhance efficiencies and quality.

The Technician (Chemistry) will work closely with Faculty’s staff members, and colleagues within other Professional Services Units/Faculties, to ensure the effective day to day running of their respective environment; inclusive of Faculty specific equipment, consumables and other systems required to deliver the Faculty’s teaching and research endeavours. This will be achieved by engaging with a network of individuals inclusive of the Faculty Technical team, other University staff and suppliers.

The postholder will also be required to maintain, service, calibrate and repair equipment to meet required needs; organize practical materials and prepare practical teaching and research facilities; assist in the delivery of practical sessions in either teaching and/or research environments as required and support demonstrations of instruments, equipment, software and procedures to users as required.

More details about the Chemistry department can be found here –

The successful candidate must:

  • Be educated to minimum A Level standard preferably including a Chemistry related subject or Level 4 qualification in a Science related subject and/or evidence of equivalent experience and qualifications commensurate with the roles and responsibilities of the job.
  • Have demonstrable experience of delivering technical support in a technical environment within Chemistry or a closely related field
  • Have demonstrable experience of health and safety processes in a technical environment within Chemistry or a closely related field. E.g., risk assessments, CoSHH assessments, SOPs etc.
  • Be able to prepare complex chemical solutions and materials for Chemistry or closely related experiments and practicals.
  • Preferably have experience in handling and use of cryogenics (e.g., liquid nitrogen, dry ice).
  • Preferably have experience in the use of analytical instrumentation (e.g., GCMS, HPLC, ICP).

The University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity in all of its practices and activities. We aim to establish an inclusive environment and welcome diverse applications from the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin), religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9th May 2023

  • Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Ben Harris [email protected]   / 01792 604275)
  • Complete an online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation.
  • Upload any further information relevant to the job application (e.g., Curriculum Vitae)

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