Secondment Opportunity: Technician - Sustainable Laboratories 048145
Published: 22 January 2021
This vacancy is open to Internal Applicants only
|Technician – Sustainable Laboratories; Vacancy: 048145; Close date: 28 Jan 2021
The purpose of this project is to improve the sustainability and efficiency of laboratories across the UofG starting with the those in the College of Science and Engineering. This project will provide a secondment opportunity for a laboratory technician to train in the tools and skills to improve the sustainability and efficiency of laboratories through the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF). Given the environmental impacts of laboratory operation, this position would support the University’s goal of reaching net zero for carbon emissions by 2030. The secondee would work alongside staff from both Estates and the Centre for Sustainable Solutions, driving the improvement of laboratory sustainability. The secondee would also facilitate collaboration between academics, technicians and professional services staff and provide a point of contact for advice on sustainable laboratory practice.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Develop a Sustainable Laboratory (S-Labs)/LEAF training module and a recorded laboratory tour (to enable remote access to the training) to highlight examples of best practice. This also makes the materials from this project sustainable beyond the funded period of the work.
Deliver one S-labs/LEAF training course per month, for 6 months covering January to June’21, including either a recorded or an actual laboratory tour, around a facility that has already engaged with the LEAF framework.
Deliver three LEAF audits (could be either an initial or a follow-up audit, as required) per month, for 6 months covering January to June’21 and provide support and advice for self-assessment audits. Ensure consistency of the auditing process, identify improvement opportunities, and produce audit reports.
Develop S-labs/LEAF communications aides (e.g. stickers and posters).
Use the LEAF framework to quantify carbon and cost savings to the UofG.
Work in tandem with the new GUEST S-Labs promoter for 20/21.
Report back to Centre for Sustainable Solutions and Sustainability Working Group on progress made during the secondment.
Applicants should seek permission from their current line manager before applying.
You may apply for this vacancy via HR portal. Further guidance is available and can be accessed by following this link: UofG Recruitment Internal Applicant Guide
First published: 22 January 2021