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Laboratory Coordinator

Agriculture, Health and Environment

Location:  Medway Campus
Salary:  £37,099 to £42,978 per annum
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Tuesday 14 May 2024
Closing Date:  Tuesday 28 May 2024
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  4526

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) ( is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy, and training to support sustainable development and food security worldwide. 

An opportunity has arisen for a Laboratory Coordinator to join the Chemical Ecology and Plant Biochemistry Group. The Group develops nature-based solutions for managing pests and improving pollination services through research on chemicals used by animals and plants to mediate interactions with each other and their surroundings.

The post-holder’s primary responsibility will be to coordinate and maintain the chemical analysis and synthesis laboratories of the Group. This will include maintenance of HPLC, GC-FID and GC-MS equipment and associated software and networks, an inventory of chemical standards, and our library of synthesised chemicals. The post-holder will be responsible for health and safety in the laboratory, including safe storage of chemicals and the administration of data from our research. 

The post-holder will also be expected to contribute to research and consultancy projects, carrying out analyses by GC-FID, GC-MS, HPLC and LC-MS, assisting in isolation of natural products and assisting in developing and producing controlled-release formulations, for example. They will be expected to work with scientists and students in NRI and the wider University and to contribute to liaising with collaborators and commercial clients.

Candidates will most likely have a BSc or higher degree in chemistry or a related subject, and experience in working in a chemistry laboratory within an academic or commercial research environment.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor David Hall 

Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the People Directorate Operations Team on 

Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich and information on the university’s working principles: Working Principles and Guidelines | Documents | University of Greenwich

To apply, please visit the University of Greenwich vacancies page and complete all details, including the supporting statements (please note attached CVs and personal statements will not be seen by the recruitment panel at the application stage). Current Vacancies - Jobs at Greenwich 

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We are committed to building a strong, diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We particularly encourage applications from [protected characteristic(s)], who are currently under-represented within the University of Greenwich at these levels/within these areas.

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

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