Facilities and Laboratory Glassware Assistant

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG), University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 2: £17,079 - £19,202 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Facilities and Laboratory Glassware Assistant, to work with a team reporting to the Facilities and Stores Manager, within the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics.


The successful applicant will assist the scientific research staff by providing laboratory support. Responsibilities will include collecting, cleaning, drying and returning scientific glassware, assisting with the disposal of waste chemicals, preparing laundry for collection, receiving and distributing incoming goods, ensuring health and safety requirements are met and undertaking PAT on a routine basis. In addition, as part of the facilities team you will keep the external perimeters of the buildings clean and tidy, set out meeting rooms and understand the operation of fire and security alarms and CCTV systems in order to provide assistance in an emergency.


You will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent in a science subject, and have the ability to take direction, follow rules and work with minimal supervision. You will be flexible to adapt to changes in instructions and procedures, and have the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with other staff and suppliers. You will be able to work safely within a hazardous environment, and be methodical and organised in your work, especially when dealing with requests for supply of goods from stores. You will be able to undertake manual handling of furniture, equipment, gas cylinders, goods and the delivery of parcels on a daily basis.


Ideally, you will also have a basic understanding of laboratory health and safety rules, especially when handling laboratory chemicals and glassware. You will also have previous experience of working in a similar role.


You will be based in the Le Gros Clark Building, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3QX.


The position is full-time and fixed-term for 2 years.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 10 June 2019. Interviews are likely to be held the week beginning Monday 17 June 2019.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-140563

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