Science Laboratory Technician
Doha College is one of the oldest British curriculum schools in Qatar providing a world class education for 1914 students between the ages of 3 and 18, who represent over 72 nationalities. Established in 1980, the college was originally opened to meet the demand for a British-style education, and continues to operate under the sponsorship of the British Embassy on a not-for-profit basis.
Primary Objective of Role
The Science Laboratory Technician provides a high quality technician and support service to the Science Department, consisting of physics, biology and chemistry at KS3, KS4 and KS5.
Accountability and Responsibilities
§ Maintaining facilities and equipment as directed by the Head of Science.
§ Preparation of equipment, facilities and practical situations for teachers, to include;
o Assembling of all science apparatus
o Equipment maintenance and repair
o Stocktaking and storage of chemicals and / or equipment in laboratories
o Safe disposal of waste materials
o Trialing practical activities
o Carrying out risk assessment
o Providing technical support to students and teachers
o Carrying out health and safety checks on laboratories, preparation rooms and stores,
o Placing orders, checking deliveries and invoices
§ Preparation of and clearing away science practical experiments having regard to safety, security and cleanliness.
§ Regularly checking science equipment and report faults as necessary on a rota basis.
§ Maintaining a stock control system for science equipment and chemicals, and maintaining the chemical store in a safe and orderly manner.
§ Keeping up to date with health and safety and COSHH and CLEAPPS regulations are ensuring they are observed.
§ Assisting with record keeping and other aspects of administrative work as required.
§ Assistance with the preparation of specialist rooms / facilities and equipment for examinations and assessments for teaching and learning.
§ Liaison with appropriate personnel / agencies to secure the maintenance and repair of equipment and / or facilities.
§ Assistance with the production and presentation of displays.
§ Taking care of plants and the maintenance of aquaria as necessary.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills
§ Previous experience working in a laboratory.
§ A good working knowledge of/ or experience working handling scientific equipment and chemicals
§ Able to work supportively as part of a professional team.
§ Able to work flexibly and to take on new or different tasks if and when required to do so.
§ Able to prioritise and organise work effectively.
§ Accuracy and thoroughness.
§ Good interpersonal and communication skills.
§ A professional attitude to the working environment.
§ Willingness to undertake appropriate training, if required.
§ Ability to use initiative and work independently.
§ Good knowledge of IT to maintain computerised stock control system.
Education and Training
Qualification and / or experience with health and safety in respect of chemicals, or similar.
Only candidates with a family sponsorship, currently residing in Qatar will be considered.
Instructions to Apply:
Candidates must download the Doha College application form and submit the same through our website. The completed form will have to be uploaded as an attachment.
Doha College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced criminal record check.