Laboratory Assistant (maternity leave cover), Physics Department: School of Science and Technology



Laboratory Assistant (maternity leave cover), Physics Department: School of Science and Technology

Key and functional tasks of the function

Primary objectives of the function are as follows:

–     To help in conducting laboratory session of the School;

–     To keep and maintain laboratory equipment in good condition;

–     To prepare plans of practical and laboratory classes in accordance with the instructions of the

faculty members, and the available equipment and reagents;

–     To ensure following of the safety rules in laboratories;  

–     To assist in design and setting up of the laboratories

Key and functional tasks of the position

–     To work closely with Teaching Assistants and Faculty members of the School in preparation for

laboratory sessions;

–     To conduct pilot tests for the practical exercises;

–     To brief on the safe and proper use of equipment;

–     To analyze the need for laboratory equipment, consumables, reagents, on the basis of costs;

–     To process applications for purchasing the laboratory equipment, consumables and reagents.

–     To maintain adequate inventory;

–     To train Teaching Assistants assigned to each laboratory session and course;

–     To implement the safety plan of the School and the University, including maintenance of records;

–     To assist in course related activities as assigned by Department Head/Laboratory coordinator.


Specialist or bachelor’s degree in at least one of the following areas:

–      Physics, Instrumentation, Electronics or closely related field of Science or Engineering

Master degree is a plus

Required professional experience 

At least 1 year experience of working with laboratory equipment. Excellent knowledge of safety

basics during the work on laboratory equipment.

Professional competence and personal qualities

–     Ability to work effectively on an individual basis and as a member in international team; 

–     Experience of working with different cultures;

–     Interpersonal and organizational skills.

–     Eager to work with students.

Proficiency in languages

Fluency in English, knowledge of Russian and Kazakh languages is a plus.

Computer Literacy: A highly trained PC user.