Mass Spectrometry Technician

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Closing Date
1 Jun 2020
£30,348 per annum
The British Museum
1 Year appointment, Full-Time

The British Museum is seeking a Scientist: Mass Spectrometry Technician to work as part of a team within the Scientific Research department. The post-holder will provide technical expertise, support and oversight of the mass spectrometry facilities. This includes effective maintenance, troubleshooting, sample preparation, analysis and safe use of combined gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS).

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the mass spectrometry facilities in the Department of Scientific Research and enforce safe working practices in this area.
  • Maintain the instrumentation, operating software, associated on-line peripherals and sample preparation facilities.
  • Develop the facility through analytical method development and implementation of new methods of sample preparation.
  • Maintain records and archive of mass spectrometry data and take stock controls related to the facility
  • Contribute to publications and reports in collaboration with colleagues.

Person Specification:

  • Educated to postgraduate level in a science-related discipline.
  • Experience of working in a multiple user analytical science facility where you have practical knowledge of combined GC-MS and LC-MS and varied sample preparation techniques.
  • Good communication skills, both verbally and written, with strong team working abilities as well as the capacity to work on your own initiative to solve complex problems.

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