016948 - Technical Officer

UCD School of Earth Sciences, Permanent

Applications are invited for a permanent post of a Technical Officer within UCD School of Earth Sciences.

We seek to appoint a Technical Officer to support teaching and research in the School of Earth Sciences. The successful candidate will prepare a wide variety of Earth materials for analysis (involving sawing, crushing, dissolution, grinding, polishing, core splitting). They will also produce high-quality polished and unpolished grain mounts and thin sections for light microscopy, laser-ablation work, SEM and other micro-beam analyses. They will maintain our teaching and research optical microscopes and related infrastructure, and support, or lead, on the day-to-day operation of our desktop SEMs, including basic maintenance, scheduling access, and helping to provide training for users. They will assist, as required, in the acquisition of rock petrophysical properties and geochemical scanning of sediment and rock cores, as well as helping in the preparation and layout of materials for student practical work, research projects and examinations. They will play an important role in maintaining a safe working environment in the school that ensures compliance with relevant regulations. They will have direct responsibility for the care and maintenance of the equipment used to prepare Earth materials for analysis and oversight and management of safety-related aspects of other school activities.

95 Technical Officer_2010 Salary Scale: €43,720 - €57,636 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 20th of February 2024.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/

posted: 31 January 2024     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.