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Laboratory Support Assistant

Laboratory Support Assistant

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

Salary £19,136 - £20,800


Full time

About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest science research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering.

About The Role

ISIS is the world’s most productive spallation neutron source — providing beams of neutrons and muons to enable scientists to study the structure and properties of matter for the benefit of science and engineering in the UK and abroad.

We are currently looking to recruit a Laboratory Support Assistant to work in the Experimental Operations Division as part of the Instrument Operations Group and Lab Support Group.

Responsibilities will include:

  • you will be required to help maintain our laboratories to a high standard
  • you would be expected to stock take and replenish lab items

  • collect and deliver valuable technical equipment to and from other institutes using STFC lab vehicles when needed

  • collect deliveries from our central stores and distribute parcels to the relevant team members on a daily basis

  • calibrate and maintain scientific equipment such as pH meters and balances

  • relevant training will be provided where required.

About You

You should have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s (C grade or above) or equivalent including English.

It is preferred that you have previous experience in working in a laboratory or high technology engineering environment.

It is essential that you are confident in using Microsoft packages such as Word and Excel.

You must have good communication skills with the ability to work to deadlines.


An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered, as well as an onsite nursery, subsidised restaurant, a gym and sports facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Please note, when you click apply you will be directed through to our website where you will be asked to complete the application process.

The closing date for applications is 18th March 2018.

Reference: 34639805

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