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Laboratory Research Support Technician

Department of Earth Science

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £25,849 to £30,036 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 28 November 2022
Reference:  1122-526

Part Time, Fixed Term

Please note: this opportunity is available to postgraduate students of the University

Applications are invited for the post of Laboratory Research Support Technician for the Greenhouse Gas Group in the Department of Earth Sciences

The post is initially for 6 months, with the possibility of extension for a further 3 months. The post is part-time with flexible working and up to 14 hours per week as required when air samples arrive from global collection sites. Tasks will include:

  • logging incoming sample bags and flasks
  • setting up spread sheets and entering sampling information and measurement data 
  • measurement of carbon dioxide and methane concentrations using a cavity ringdown spectrometer (CRDS)
  • calculation of air mass back trajectories for sampling times and locations using the HYSPLIT model
  • preparation of empty flasks and bags for shipment back to the sampling sites
  • arranging shipments from RHUL

The post-holder should have knowledge of laboratory analysis, preferably through undergraduate or masters level practical skills and be able to work independently once trained in the above tasks.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking 

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. 

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.

Please quote the reference: 1122-526

Closing Date:  23:59, 28 November 2022

Interview Date: Week commencing 28 November 2022

We particularly welcome female applicants as they are under-represented at this level in the Department of Earth Sciences within Royal Holloway, University of London.

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

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This position is not eligible for hybrid working.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.



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