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Research Technician (Isolation Chemist ASTOX2) (Fi

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  • Galway / Galway city
  • Not disclosed
  • Contract
  • Updated 17/12/2012
  • Nicola Lancaster
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Post: Research Technician (Isolation Chemist ASTOX2) (Fixed Purpose) Ref: NA/319/12 Please complete the online application form which


Post: Research Technician (Isolation Chemist ASTOX2) (Fixed Purpose)
Ref: NA/319/12

Please complete the online application form which can be found by clicking "click here to apply" below. You will receive an acknowledgement by email immediately after submitting the application. Interested applicants must attach a CV and fully complete the online application form as incomplete forms will not be accepted. It is not sufficient to state "See CV" on the form.

Latest day for receipt of applications in our online recruitment system is
20th December 2012

Late applications will not be accepted.

If you require additional information on this vacancy, please contact
Dr. Barry Foley,

It is envisaged interviews will be held the week commencing 7th January 2013.

Please note, should you have any queries in relation to the submission of your application, support is available at telephone 01 402 3447, Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00.

You are also advised that you can only submit one application per competition. Should you have any issues with your submission, please contact us.

The Role:
An Isolation Chemist is required to carry out preparative isolation and purification of azaspiracids within the ASTOX2 project. The successful candidate will work closely with the Project Manager (PM) of ASTOX2 and the MI Biotoxin Chemistry Team within the Shellfish Safety Section. The isolation chemist will carry out the preparative isolation of Azaspiracids. To a lesser extent the person will also be involved in LC-MS method validation and preparation of tissues to be used in animal toxicology studies.

Nature of the Post:
This is a fixed purpose contract which will run from date of employment for 8 months. The purpose of the post it to complete the ASTOX2 project and will cease at the end of fixed purpose or on an earlier date if the funding for this post comes to an end.

The provisions of the Dublin Institute of Technology Act, 1992 to 2006 and any subsequent Acts replacing or amending these Acts and any orders and regulations made under these Acts will apply.


• A diploma in chemistry or a subject directly related to the chemical sciences.
• Hands on experience in modern chromatographic techniques, in particular HPLC.
• Experience at working level with environmental or biological samples for a minimum of 2 years post graduation.
• Extensive experience in sample preparation and cleanup for trace organic analyses of
• shellfish biotoxins.
• Extensive experience of LC-MS and experience in method validation

• Knowledge of the marine and aquaculture sector
• Familiarity with the Microsoft Office software suite.
• An aptitude for solving problems in a logical, stepwise manner

It is essential that the successful candidate is a good communicator who is able to work well with colleagues. Additionally, he/she should be industrious, decisive, have a proven ability to use his/her own initiative while at the same time working well as a team player. An important attribute is the ability to work in an organised, tidy and above all safe manner.

This successful candidate will be renumerated at:

€33,675 per annum (Pro-rata)

Hours of work:
A 37 hour week is in operation. Having regard to the nature of the work, attendance outside these hours may be required from time to time. Starting and finishing times to be agreed with the Project Director.

A probationary period of 2 months from the date the individual commences work will apply. The appointee will be advised on his/her performance during the period. At the end of probationary period the appointee may be confirmed in his/her appointment, continued on probation for a further period or at any time during the probationary period the appointment may be terminated.

Annual leave:
22 days per year excluding any concession days that may be granted at Christmas and Easter. Annual leave to be taken within the duration of the contract and as agreed between the Project Director and the individual. Payment for annual leave and public holidays will be made in accordance with the Organisation of Working Time Act, 1997. Pro rata holiday entitlements will apply to part-time contracts and contracts of less than twelve month’s duration. Holiday entitlement is earned against time worked.

Sick Leave:
The terms of the Institute’s Sick Leave scheme for Research Staff of the Institute will apply to this post.

The appointee will not be entitled to join the Education Sector Superannuation Scheme however the Institute has a PRSA in place. A PRSA is a straightforward pension product that was introduced in 2003 by the Pensions (Amendment) Act 2002. It is a contract between an individual and the authorised PRSA provider in the form of an investment account that can be used to save for retirement.

Persons appointed for the first time to a wholetime position within the Institute will be required to furnish:
a) as evidence of age, a certified extract from a Public Register of Birth;
b) documentary evidence of educational attainments/qualifications;
c) two satisfactory references one to be from your current employer.

External Funding:
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