School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Ewelina Bien





05/2007 – 04/2008   Cracow University of Technology. Post-Diploma Studies.

Major: Health and Safety Management.


02/2004 – 02/2006   The Jagiellonian University. The degree of Master of Environmental Chemistry.

10/2000 – 02/2004   State Higher Vocational School in Tarnow. The degree of Bachelor. Specialisation: Environmental Protection.

From August 2018, I am working at Newcastle University as a Central Services Technician.


My responsibilities include:


•              Undertake safe disposal of chemicals, solutions, microbial cultures and waste laboratory materials daily

as directed by senior technical staff. This to include sterilisation by autoclaving as appropriate and recording autoclave discard cycle printouts to ensure evidence that any such material has been made inert prior to removal offsite.

•              Prepare a sufficient amount and good quality media, antibiotics plates and antibiotics solutions.

•              Perform all such duties in compliance with the statutory and local safety arrangements for the facilities

in accordance with any relevant risk assessment procedures.

•              Report any failures of compliance to the senior technical staff for the area.

•              Operate a central stores facility In accordance with the stock control system to maintain minimum stock levels. Initiate orders to ensure sufficient supply of consumables and materials including any bottled gases deliveries; and ensure that the building central store is kept stocked of all consumable items including gloves, wipes, disposable plastics etc.

•              Administer the reception of incoming goods, ensuring correct distribution to end-users or inception into the central store; and that the appropriate signatures for receipt of goods are obtained.

•              Ensure that goods receipts are entered into the SAP purchasing system in a timely manner. Keep records

of end-users access to the central stores so that appropriate recharge can be made.