Trace Element and Isotope Analysis Laboratory Manager

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)
Vacancy Number: 11935BR

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Cardiff University is a dynamic and successful multi-disciplinary centre devoted to research in the disciplines of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Applications are invited for a Trace Element and Isotope Analysis Laboratory Manager in the CELTIC and ELEMENT laboratories (academic leaders: Dr. Marc-Alban Millet, Prof. Caroline Lear, Dr. Morten Andersen, Dr. Sindia Sosdian, Dr. Iain McDonald).

The Laboratory Manager will oversee the operation range of analytical equipment that includes multi-collector Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometers, single collector Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometers - (ICPS, ICP-MS) (Triple Quadrupole, Sector Field and Single quadrupole), Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission (ICP-OES) Spectrometer, micromill, clean laboratories and laser ablation systems and be responsible for the smooth running of the CELTIC and ELEMENT Laboratories.

Specifically, the post holder will work closely with staff and research students to ensure all users are trained and confident in using the equipment. They will support laboratory use for external users and provide appropriate guidance on methodological approaches and will ensure routine checks and maintenance of the instruments are completed on time and provide safety training for new users. They will also be able to carry out research in analytical developments in conjunction with the academic leads of the laboratories.

This position is full time (35 hours per week). The post is available from 1st September 2021 and is open ended.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Ian Hall, email:

For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact Briony FitzGerald, email:

Important Notes:

Applications can only be accepted via the online system.

It is the University's policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number.

Closing Date: Wednesday 18 August 2021.

This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only. We now invite external applications.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

posted: 29 July 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.