Laboratory Technician (Algae and Biological Systems)
Industrial Phycology (I-PHYC) aims to sustainably transform wastewater treatment. We use microalgae to treat municipal and industrial wastewater and recover valuable resources. Our goal is sustainable, chemical-free wastewater treatment.
We are currently constructing the largest algae-wastewater treatment facility in the UK .
I-PHYC is seeking a Laboratory Technician to assist principal investigators, engineers, and research staff with ongoing research related to algal cultivation and wastewater treatment. We are seeking a driven, self-motivated individual with a strong scientific background.
The role is based in Bristol, UK, but the successful candidate will be required to travel to other locations across England and Wales for sample collection.
Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science/Engineering, Marine Science, Microbiology or related discipline
Minimum two years’ laboratory experience (academic or industry)
Ability to communicate, learn and adapt quickly
Ability to work independently and as part of the team
Master’s degree in Biology, Biotechnology, Environmental Science/Engineering, Marine Science, Microbiology or related discipline
Experience with algal ecology, physiology, taxonomy and cultivation
Experience with biological water/wastewater treatment
Technical experience in any of the following areas: microscopy, sensors/probes, water quality analyses, field work, spectrophotometry and statistical analysis
Design and execution of biological experiments
Field work and sample collection
Laboratory analysis of chemical and biological samples
Photobioreactor monitoring and maintenance
Operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment
Data entry, analysis and report writing
Organizing, ordering, storing and cleaning
Preferred start date
As soon as possible
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, send your CV and covering letter via email (subject: Laboratory Technician) to firstname.lastname@example.org.