Vacancy: Technical Specialist – Mass Spectrometry at MMU (Closed)

By 21st April 2023 May 22nd, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Technical Specialist - Mass Spectrometry


Location:  Manchester All Saints Campus

Faculty/Service: Professional Services

Salary: Grade 7 (£33,348 to £37,386)

Contract: 35H per week, Permanent

Closing Date:  17/05/23

Reference:  5917

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Core Facilities Team at Manchester Metropolitan University as a Mass Spectrometry Specialist.

This post offers the opportunity to be part of our vibrant technical community, developing its services to meet the needs of a university of the future. Our diverse team of technicians ensure that the University functions efficiently and delivers the levels of student experience both our undergraduates and postgraduates deserve and expect of us. Working in specialist laboratories, workshops, studios and IT facilities, our technical professionals play a key role in supporting, guiding, and advising across our University, from sciences, art, design and technology, through to sports, ceramics, nursing and physiotherapy.

We are a forward-looking service committed to a strong culture of continuous improvement, and we are passionate about providing the best customer service to our staff and students.

The Role: 

Working in the analytical core facility supporting education and funded research alongside commercial activities. Responsible for the delivery and future direction of mass spectrometry. Duties will include developing partnerships with external agencies and engaging in collaborative projects. To identify and assess the usefulness and to lead the introduction of new techniques. Method development, troubleshooting, maintenance, QC, health and safety and administration will also feature in this role. 

About You: 

As a technician specialist, the successful candidate will be expected to have experience in chromatography and mass spectrometry, different technologies in previous teaching and learning environments and specialist knowledge of the method development, analysis and maintenance of instrumentation relating to chromatography and mass spectrometry.

You will have a flexible approach to work and an ability to work on your initiative. You will be expected to participate in external networks and user groups, attend relevant events to keep up to date with the latest developments and techniques and share information with colleagues. Strong communication skills and a commitment to quality service will also be essential in succeeding in this post. 

If you are enthusiastic about chromatography and mass spectrometry, flexible and committed to providing high customer service, we would love to hear from you.

How to apply:

Please upload a cover letter and your CV detailing how you meet the essential criteria in the attached Job Description.

If you would like more information about this post, please contact Dr Claudio Dos Santos, Core Facilities Technical Manager 


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