Cambridge Graphene Centre Process Technician (Fixed Term)
Department of Engineering, Cambridge Graphene Centre
The mission of the Cambridge Graphene Centre (CGC) is to investigate the science and technology of graphene, carbon allotropes, layered crystals and hybrid nanomaterials. The Cambridge Graphene Centre also hosts the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT), in Graphene Technology. The CDT works closely with industry to ensure that successful students are properly equipped to follow careers in both industry and academia. The CGC Operations team, managed by the CGC Deputy Director and COO, includes the CGC facilities management and support staff.
As part of the CGC facilities management and support staff, the role-holder will be responsible for the close control over the handling and use of processing equipment. The role-holder will assist the CGC Principal Technician and the CGC Facilities Manager to undertake all higher risk activities, such as modifications to the gas handling system and resupply, which is particularly important when the hazard presented is acute. The role-holder will also assist with the building operations, including close monitoring of temperature, water supply, solar energy generation and AV facilities. The role-holder will be responsible for storing and cataloguing of equipment, PCs and Laptops, as well as desks and chairs and their deployment to the seminar, tutorial, board rooms and atriums according to the users' needs. The role-holder will update desks and door signs. The role-holder will be tasked with processing graphene and related materials using various liquid-based procedures, in order to maintain a steady production of material for the CGC and its industrial partners. This will require following precise procedures developed by the CGC researchers. Experience in handling chemicals, and solution processing equipment is necessary. The role holder will update the CGC, NMS and CDT web pages with all available facilities, including brief descriptions and pictures, as well as be responsible for purchasing any item required for the running of the CGC and CDT. The role holder will maintain and update a database of all purchases to ensure easy accounting and traceability. The role holder will train staff and students on a variety of procedures and processes used in the CGC facilities.
The role holder will be educated to at least HNC level qualification or gained experience and specialist knowledge through a period of practical experience and theoretical training working to a high degree of precision. The role holder will have excellent communication skills to enable explanation of and instruction in technical issues and processes to staff and students at all levels and ideally experience in solution processing and printing as well as working with chemicals and gases. The role requires specialist knowledge, good problem solving and technical skills.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
Please quote reference NM15354 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
Closing date: 23 May 2018
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