Project Officer (Microbiology)

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Amar Annamalai
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Project Officer (Microbiology)

Open University - Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

The Faculty is looking to appoint a Project Officer (Microbiology) to be responsible for the effective operation of the bioaerosol laboratory and of installed equipment and services in alignment with the academic and business objectives of the Faculty.

You will support the bioaerosol laboratory and field related activities and develop capability in accordance with Faculty requirements and University strategies and capabilities. You will maintain awareness of new and emerging technologies and alternative means of delivery e.g. outsourcing, shared resources etc.

You will work closely with the Maths, Computing and Technology (MCT) / Ecosystmes and Geobiology Laboratories Manager and other staff to ensure the optimisation of resources, particularly in areas of shared resources that require liaison with Science colleagues. You will also work closely with key members of academic staff to ensure cost-effective solutions for laboratory and field based activity. You will be tasked with providing resource advice towards the development of relevant business cases for procurement and delivery of activity either internally or from external suppliers. 

You should have a degree or equivalent in a scientific subject (preferably Microbiology, Environmental, or Biological sciences with a strong element of microbiology) and have practical experience in technical support, preferably in environmental and/or microbiological research.

If you would like to discuss the particulars of this role before making an application please contact Charlie Snelling on extension 55163 or email the Senior Faculty Administrator MCT-SFA@open.ac.uk. Please direct any questions regarding the laboratory or facilities to the lead academic Dr Toni Gladding email toni.gladding@open.ac.uk.

For detailed information on how to apply please refer to the Further Particulars at http://www3.open.ac.uk/employment/job-details.asp?id=8366

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

 

Location:
Milton Keynes

Salary:
£31,342 to £37,394

Hours:
Full Time

Contract Type:
Permanent

Placed on:
30th January 2015

Closes:
26th February 2015

Job Ref:
10984