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Laboratory Technician

Position 2

Full time, permanent position
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire
Salary £TBD

Silicon Fuel Ltd is a high-tech start-up company based on the technology of the University of Oxford. Silicon Fuel is recruiting a laboratory technician to join the team which will be based at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire. You will be an integral part of the research team, contributing to the company’s research and development of using elemental silicon as a hydrogen storage material for energy applications.

Your responsibilities will include:
– Manufacturing hydrogen storage formulations based on elemental silicon
– Setting up and running experiments
– Writing and running standard operating procedures
– Contributing to a high standard of safety in the laboratory
– Contributing to data analysis and progress reports
– Maintaining laboratory equipment, e.g. inert atmosphere glovebox
– Maintaining laboratory stock levels

Essential criteria:
– A degree in a relevant scientific discipline
– Experience of working in a research laboratory
– Good practical skills
– Good attention to detail
– Good communication skills

Desirable criteria:
– Experience of working with air-sensitive materials
– Experience of using pressure systems
– Knowledge/experience of hydrogen research
– Experience of using ball mills to grind and blend materials
– A higher degree in a relevant scientific discipline

Type of position: permanent
Company location: Oxford/ Oxfordshire


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