Senior Experimental Officer

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The Senior Experimental Officer will be responsible for supervising and supporting undergraduate and postgraduate laboratory based work and field classes. The post holder will provide technical and academic guidance and advice to these students. This role will primarily service Geography teaching needs, including dissertations, assisting in the teaching laboratories, but may also support research laboratory activities as required. Working closely with the Laboratory Manager, they will coordinate the allocation of laboratory and field resources for dissertations.

The Department of Geography is a vibrant community of over 60 academic staff (approximately equally divided between physical and human geography), a graduate school of around 100 research and 40 taught postgraduate students and more than 750 undergraduates. The laboratories contain an extensive suite of analytical and geotechnical instruments which are overseen and supported by a team of dedicated technical staff. Our laboratories facilitate world class research and are used extensively in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. We also support a range of fieldwork related to teaching and research within the UK and internationally.

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This post is fixed term for 29 months and is available from 01 March 2021. The post is time-limited and will end on 31 July 2023.

Core responsibilities:

  • Recognised professional practitioner and service specialist.
  • Implement changes to the design and development of service processes, techniques and deliverables for one or more service strands or project streams.
  • Provide specialist expertise and support with complexity of data and information sources, interpretation and analysis.
  • Contribute to development of operational service activities to ensure excellence in the stakeholder experience.
  • Collect and analyse stakeholder feedback to help define needs and requirements and the design and planning of services.
  • Internal and external relationship development and partnership working, networking and participation to engage and influence future services and the University reputation.
  • Identify and design activities to meet learning objectives and outcomes.
  • Deliver training, teaching and/or development delivery for stakeholders.
  • Maintain an awareness of current policy for University business goals such as widening participation and access, and provision of advice using specialist knowledge.
  • Contribute to and lead business meetings, working groups and sub-committees at departmental and operational service levels.
  • Responsible for managing small budgets for consumables and some capital items, keeping records and processing invoices.

Closing Date: 18th February 2021

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Status: Expired No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Salary: £33797 - £40322 /Per Year Publish date: 26 Jan 2021

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