Thin Section Laboratory Manager

University of Oxford

The Skinny Part Laboratory Supervisor is answerable for the every day administration of the Rock Skinny Part, Rock Slicing and Sprucing Laboratories throughout the Geofacilities Small Analysis Facility (SRF) within the Division of Earth Sciences. As a extremely expert pattern preparation technician, you’ll be answerable for managing and working these laboratories, making certain that they can assist the varied vary of internationally acknowledged analysis and instructing tasks undertaken throughout the Division.

You may be anticipated to supply the very best high quality skinny sections from all kinds of supplies, although principally rock and minerals.  Additionally, you will present recommendation and steering on pattern preparation strategies to College, analysis workers, and college students, and have adequate data of optical and/or electron microscopy to advise on appropriate methods to acquire the very best outcomes. Drawing in your wide selection of data and expertise you’ll be anticipated to plot novel and distinctive methods to facilitate the preparation of specialist, nonstandard samples to exacting requirements.

The publish holder will make customary petrological skinny sections and put together polished rock slabs in response to the necessities of the PI. They may handle the everyday operating, security and safety of the skinny part laboratories, produce top quality customary and non-standard skinny and polished sections of rocks, minerals and bio-fragments and prioritise and plan the work within the laboratory, or prepare for the work to be outsourced to a 3rd celebration as applicable. They can even be certain that all laboratory tools is correctly maintained, service contracts renewed and that protected working procedures are ready and adopted in addition to managing the finances for the skinny part laboratory together with producing studies.

The publish holder will present coaching to departmental customers within the operation of rock preparation tools, with due regard to the College Departmental Well being and Security coverage and threat assessments.

About you

You should have experience in scientific pattern preparation of stable supplies (e.g. rocks, soils, metals, ceramics and many others), have expertise and data of working with optical and/or scanning electron microscopes and have some expertise of delivering technical assist in Earth Sciences, or comparable disciplines. You may be educated to an applicable stage (HNC/D or greater).

You should have the flexibility to work independently, to plan, set and obtain goals, present management in a technical setting primarily based, have good communication and folks abilities with a demonstrable means to develop and preserve optimistic working relationships with colleagues and good time administration.

For additional particulars of the position please see the job description.

This  position is obtainable instantly and is everlasting upon the profitable completion of a one 12 months probationary interval.

The deadline for functions is noon on Friday 13 October 2023.

You may be required to add a CV and a Supporting Assertion as a part of your utility. Please don’t connect any manuscripts, papers, transcripts, mark sheets or certificates as these won’t be thought-about as a part of your utility. Functions are notably welcome from ladies and black and ethnic minority candidates, who’re under-represented in analysis posts within the Division.

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