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Technical Team Manager

33,309 to 40,927 a year
Grade 6
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Based at
University of York campus
Interview date
8 July 2022
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Role Description


We are seeking to appoint a Technical Team Manager to join the Jack Birch Unit (JBU) based in the Department of Biology.  The JBU is a self-contained research unit supported by local charity, York Against Cancer to study human uroepithelial cell and cancer biology.  The JBU has well-equipped laboratories for human primary cell and tissue culture, (immuno)histology, microscopy, molecular biology and microbiology.  The successful candidate will be responsible for working with other technical members of staff to ensure that research by the group is efficient and able to be carried out to a high standard.


 As well as providing practical support and training in a specialist area of technical expertise (ideally (immuno)histology or molecular biology), the role holder will have overall responsibility for working with other members of the technical team to support the full range of equipment and techniques used in the JBU.  Additionally, the role holder will be responsible as Tissue Bank Manager for URoBank – a research tissue bank working under the University’s Human Tissue Authority (HTA) licence. Administratively, the role holder will manage budgets and ordering for the JBU and will liaise as needed with other service providers within the Department of Biology, the University and externally.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

You will hold a degree or equivalent qualification and either hold, or be willing to work towards a professional registration. You will be proactive, have excellent technical and interpersonal skills, with specialism in at least one area relevant to the JBU (for example immunohistology or molecular biology). You will have in-depth knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation and regulations, including the HTA.

Interview date:

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Jenny Southgate at

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

Athena Gold 2017 



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