Technical Specialist – Mass Spectrometry at Manchester Metropolitan University


Manchester All Saints Campus

Faculty / Function:

Academic Services


Grade 7 £33,966 - £38,205

Closing Date:

4 July 2024

Contract Type:


Contracted Hours per week:


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Core Facilities Team at Manchester Metropolitan University as a Mass Spectrometry Specialist.

This post offers the opportunity to be part of our vibrant technical community, developing its services to meet the needs of a university of the future. Our diverse team of technicians ensure that the University functions efficiently and delivers the levels of student experience both our undergraduates and postgraduates deserve and expect of us. Working in specialist laboratories, workshops, studios and IT facilities, our technical professionals play a key role in supporting, guiding, and advising across our University, from sciences, art, design and technology, through to sports, ceramics, nursing and physiotherapy.

We are a forward-looking service committed to a strong culture of continuous improvement, and we are passionate about providing the best customer service to our staff and students.

The Role: 

Duties will include;

About You: 

As a technician specialist, the successful candidate will be expected to have experience in Mass Spectrometry (LCMS and GCMS), different technologies in previous teaching and learning environments and specialist knowledge of the method development,  analysis and maintenance.

You will have a flexible approach to work and an ability to work on your initiative. You will have a proactive mindset and have exceptional problem solving skills. You will be expected to participate in external networks and user groups, attend relevant events to keep up to date with the latest developments and techniques and share information with colleagues. Strong communication skills and a commitment to quality service will also be essential in succeeding in this post. 

If you are enthusiastic about HPLC, GC, Mass Spectrometry, flexible and committed to providing high customer service, we would love to hear from you.

Working at MMU:

Working at Manchester Metropolitan University, you will enjoy 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, total Christmas shutdown, a highly competitive Greater Manchester pension scheme, life assurance, enhanced parental leave and much more...

How to apply: 

Please upload a cover letter and your CV detailing how you meet the essential criteria in the attached Job Description. 

If you would like more information about this post, please get in touch with Dr Claudio Dos Santos at  

Manchester Met University is committed to creating an intentionally inclusive culture of belonging that promotes equity and celebrates diversity. We understand the importance of having a diverse workforce and the benefits it can bring to ensuring diversity of thought and innovation in everything we do. We, therefore, encourage applications from our local and international communities, in particular people from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTQ+.