Thin Section Laboratory Manager

University of Oxford

The Skinny Part Laboratory Supervisor is liable for the every day administration of the Rock Skinny Part, Rock Chopping and Sharpening Laboratories inside the Geofacilities Small Analysis Facility (SRF) within the Division of Earth Sciences. As a extremely expert pattern preparation technician, you may be liable for managing and working these laboratories, guaranteeing that they can help the various vary of internationally acknowledged analysis and educating tasks undertaken inside the Division.

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

The put up holder will make commonplace petrological skinny sections and put together polished rock slabs in accordance with the necessities of the PI. They are going to handle the everyday operating, security and safety of the skinny part laboratories, produce top quality commonplace 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 occasion as acceptable. They may even be certain that all laboratory gear is correctly maintained, service contracts renewed and that secure working procedures are ready and adopted in addition to managing the price range for the skinny part laboratory together with producing experiences.

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

About you

You’ll have experience in scientific pattern preparation of strong supplies (e.g. rocks, soils, metals, ceramics and so on), have expertise and data of working with optical and/or scanning electron microscopes and have some expertise of delivering technical help in Earth Sciences, or related disciplines. You’ll be educated to an acceptable degree (HNC/D or greater).

You’ll have the power to work independently, to plan, set and obtain goals, present management in a technical atmosphere based mostly, have good communication and other people expertise with a demonstrable capability to develop and keep optimistic working relationships with colleagues and good time administration.

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

This  function is accessible instantly and is everlasting upon the profitable completion of a one yr probationary interval.

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

You’ll 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 of as a part of your utility. Purposes are notably welcome from girls and black and ethnic minority candidates, who’re under-represented in analysis posts within the Division.

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