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Laboratory Assistant

Job Description

Do you have an interest in science?

Are you looking for a first step into a laboratory environment?

Come and join the Health Physics Lab at UKAEA!

Your role will involve:
Assisting Laboratory Technicians with routine tritium and beryllium analysis services in the Health Physics laboratory whilst maintaining the highest levels of accuracy and precision. To abide by all laboratories safety instructions and to follow prepared procedures accurately.

Responsibilities for performing laboratory tasks:
* Responsible for the assistance in preparation of samples for beryllium analysis by UV fluorescence as defined in the laboratory procedures.
* Responsible for the preparation of samples for tritium analysis by liquid scintillation techniques as defined in the laboratory procedures.
* The Laboratory Assistant is required to carry out support duties for the routine functioning of the laboratory, for example glassware cleaning, disinfecting and decontaminating, results input into samples database, stocking up of laboratory consumables, calculating beryllium and tritium data prior to publication, and other administrative duties.
* The Laboratory Assistant must attend Laboratory meetings as required.
All opinions and interpretations of results are to be made to the Senior Laboratory Technician in the first instance. Contact the Laboratory Supervisor concerning any technical problems with plant and equipment.

Experience of work in laboratory environment is desirable, but not essential. Training will be provided.

To be successful you will require strong interpersonal skills, the ability to flexibly respond to changes in operational priorities and deliver a high-quality standard laboratory service.

As part of the role, you will to be designated under IRR17 as Monitored Radiation Worker.
You may also be required to provide cover for overtime.

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.