Laboratory Manager position at UK Catalysis Hub

We seek to recruit an enthusiastic highly motivated scientist with proven intellectual and technical abilities to manage the laboratory operations and activities as applied to catalysis research as part of the UK Catalysis Hub. The post will be based on the Harwell Campus at the Research Complex at Harwell (RCaH).

The overall focus of the post is to ensure the effective and safe operation of the catalysis equipment (e.g. fixed bed reactors, autoclave reactors, chromatographs, etc.), contribute to the maintenance of two chemical laboratories, including the maintenance of equipment and instrumentation, to advise staff and students on the safe use, maintenance and calibration of equipment and ensure all appropriate procedures and policies are followed and to contribute to the activities and running of the Catalysis Hub Laboratories at Harwell.

Applicants must hold a Degree/NVQ 4 or equivalent Professional membership/experience, and ideally a Postgraduate degree at PhD level in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience.

Further information on the Cardiff School of Chemistry and Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) may be found at: and

For informal enquiries about the role, and at the RCaH, please contact Dr Josie Goodall project manager for the UK Catalysis Hub:

For further details about working at Cardiff University, please contact Dr Mahmoud Akhtar (; 029 2087 0680).

This position is full-time (35 hours) and is available from 11 April 2023 until 30 November 2024.

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Salary: £35,333 – £42,155 per annum (Grade 6). It is not anticipated that an appointment be made above £37,474 per annum (Grade 6.32).

Closing date: 10th March 2023

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