Department: Core Research Laboratories
The Natural History Museum is one of the world's leading museums, internationally recognised for its dual role as a centre of excellence in scientific research and as a leader in the presentation of natural history through exhibitions, public programmes, publications and the web.
Forming one division within the museum's Core Research Laboratories, the Imaging & Analysis Centre is a central resource for the museum's science group, contributing to the science strategy as well as public engagement.
The Imaging & Analysis Centre provides first-class imaging and analytical facilities, including LA-ICP-MS, ICP-MS, ICP-AES, Organic elemental analysis (CHNS), Analytical SEM, Electron Microprobe, VP SEM, 2x Field emission analytical SEM, 2x Micro CT systems, an industry-funded ore deposits analysis laboratory, IR spectroscopy, and XRD instruments for sample characterization.
The Museum seeks to recruit an experienced geochemical analyst to join a team of scientists in the Imaging & Analysis Centre. This is an analytical post with the requirement to work across a number of applications, including LA-ICP-MS, analytical SEM, electron microprobe and other chemical/geochemical techniques. There may also be an opportunity to develop other techniques (e.g. XRF) if capital funding is successful in the future.
As well as supporting the museum's research and curation programmes the post holder will be expected to engage in collaborative and/or independent research and seek funds to support this research, preferably in synergy with the existing research groups and directly relevant to the museum's science strategy.
Role competencies (requirements)
Applicants must demonstrate evidence of the detailed competence outlined below to be considered for the post. Please address each competence in the 'Other Information' section in the online form.
BSc in Earth Sciences, Physical or Natural Sciences or extensive experience working in an analytical geochemistry environment.
Main tasks and responsibilities (job description)
Diversity and disability
At the Natural History Museum we value the diversity of our staff and volunteers and the benefits they bring to our organisation. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities.
Health and Safety
All employees are required to understand and comply with the Museum Health and Safety Management Policy, including taking reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions whilst at work.
Apply on-line before the closing date through the NHM website: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/search-vacancies.
If you wish to provide additional information other than a CV to support your application you may upload this on to your on-line application. A maximum of 2 documents may be uploaded. Each document should not exceed 1Mb.
You are advised to prepare your examples and evidence in a word document before transferring them to the on-line application form.
Selection and appointment
Selection decisions are based on merit with candidates assessed against clear, objective competence at each stage of the recruitment and selection process. All offers of employment made are conditional and subject to satisfactory completion of all pre-employment checks.
Salary for the successful candidate will be £29,154 - £30,553 per annum plus benefits.
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Contact for general enquiries
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