Laboratory Assistant, School of Mining and Geosciences


Position name

Laboratory assistant School of Mining and Geosciences

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 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 Chair/ Dean.


Master degree, specialist or bachelor’s degree in:

–     Mining engineering;

–     Geology/Geosciences;

–     Geophysics;

–     Petroleum Engineering;

–     Hydrogeology;

–     Engineering sciences in metallurgy and material science

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 Kazakh, Russian, English (oral and writing skills) languages.

Computer Literacy

A highly trained PC user (Microsoft Office).

Deadline for CV

Until position is filled.