Scientific Officer - NMR Ref: 6592

School/department: School of Life Sciences
Hours: 1FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 6592
Salary: Starting at £42,149 rising to £50,296 per annum
Placed on: 6 December 2021
Closing date:  11 January 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: w/c 24 January 2022
Expected start date: ASAP

Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

We wish to appoint a Scientific Officer to manage and run the School of Life Science’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility, which supports a range of disciplines across the School of Life Sciences. The post holder would ensure the facility is managed effectively and efficiently, and have H&S oversight of the facility ensuring a safe environment for staff, students and visitors.

The role will also provide H&S support to the school where feasible and possible, in line with School and University based H&S advisors.

An overview of research within the school can be found at School of Life Sciences

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

The School of Life Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and providing an inclusive working environment. The School currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, has developed a Race Equity Action Plan and hosts an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group.

Applications are particularly welcomed from Black and minority ethnic candidates, and women, trans and non-binary candidates, who are under-represented in the School of Life Sciences.

Applications to posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers are welcome. 

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Robert Fowler (; [he/him]) before applying.

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 6592) (PDF XKB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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