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Research Technician (Isolation Chemist) (fixed pur

Dublin Institute of Technology..

  • Dublin City Centre / Dublin North / Dublin South
  • Not disclosed
  • Contract
  • Updated 02/01/2013
  • Nicola Lancaster
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Post: Research Technician (Isolation Chemist) (fixed purpose) Ref: HRC/NA/319/12 Applications: Please complete the online application


Post: Research Technician (Isolation Chemist) (fixed purpose)
Ref: HRC/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 form. Interested applicants must fully complete the online application form as incomplete forms will not be accepted. You may attach a CV to accompany your application form, but it is not sufficient to state "See CV" on the form.

Latest day for receipt of applications in our online recruitment system is
2nd January 2013
Late applications will not be accepted.

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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.

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 and 1994 and the Institutes of Technology Act, 1992 & 2006 and any subsequent Acts replacing or amending this Act and any orders and/or regulations made under this Act will apply.

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.

The following indicate some of the principal duties and responsibilities that may be assigned:

• Organising, preparing and setting up for practical classes, demonstrations, assessments, practical examinations, project and research work in the laboratory and other areas.
• To be present, as required, at each laboratory or workshop class, including night classes, if necessary for the entire duration of the class, to provide technical assistance as required.
• Organising, assisting and advising lectures and students on the safe operation and use of equipment and materials.
• Repairing, maintaining, securing and storing of laboratory/computer equipment, and consumable materials.
• Establish and maintaining stock control of equipment and consumable materials.
• Consulting with suppliers of equipment and consumable materials, obtaining technical specifications, quotations and ordering new equipment and consumable materials.
• Taking delivery of equipment and consumable materials and commission new equipment.
• Preparing and updating technical instruction manuals as required.
• Assisting the Head and/or Assistant Head of School with budget control and estimates for annual running and development costs of the laboratory.
• Arranging for safe disposal of used materials e.g. biological, chemical and materials containing toxic, hazardous and volatile materials.
• Responsible for the ‘Day-to-Day’ running of their area.
• To provide support for delivery and receipt of goods.
• Where necessary, to assist in the supervision and training of graduate and post-graduate students in laboratory techniques.
• Monitoring, testing and recording of condition of safety equipment and class materials to comply with Health and Safety Regulation and other Regulations specific to work area i.e. RPII, EPA and Material Safety Data Sheets.
• Carry out of safety audits in all areas of operation in co-operation with other grades of staff.
• To ensure that laboratories, materials and equipment are kept clean, tidy and in good working order.
• Assist in the organizing and scheduling of work of laboratory aides.
• To attend School or other meetings as required from time to time.
• To participate in all committees/groups of which s/he is a member or to which s/he is assigned
• To undertake such other duties as the Director, Head of School/Department, Senior Technical Officer or other authorised officer may assign from time to time.


• Ordinary Degree (Level 7) in Chemistry or cognate discipline or a recognised equivalent qualification and at least one year’s postgraduate experience.
• Ability to take initiative, give leadership and work with people.
• Good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
• Good knowledge of Health and Safety legislation.
• Evidence of personal development through further skills development.
• Good technical knowledge in designated area.

• Degree (level 8) in Chemistry or cognate discipline.
• Not less than three years relevant post-qualification experience.
• Technical experience in a third level institution.
• Technical skills and knowledge of General Microbiology, Medical Microbiology and Biotechnology is .....

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