An opportunity has arisen in the Department of Chemistry to provide specialist technical support to the undergraduate Teaching Laboratories. The post holder will be expected to work under the direction of senior technical and academic/teaching staff to ensure provision of safe and efficient undergraduate practical classes.
Knowledge of general laboratory procedures, IT and instrumentation management, and of working in a scientific environment are essential for the post, although specific training will be provided.
The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest and most successful departments at York and we are renowned internationally for our research. As a department, we strive to provide a working environment that allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We are proud of our Athena SWAN Gold Award.
As a signatory of the Science Council’s Technician Commitment, the University of York strongly supports technical career development, and part of this programme is the drive to recruit new talent into the technical profession in higher education.
This role will be to provide technical and scientific support to a large undergraduate laboratory, in particular the organisation of advanced practical techniques courses taken by the MChem cohort, and maintenance of an array of analytical equipment and associated IT used by all year groups. This will require the candidate to work collaboratively with the technical team, academics, and teaching staff to provide general and flexible support. Knowledge of general laboratory procedures, ability to perform practical tasks unsupervised, and experience of working in a scientific environment are essential for the post, although specific training will be provided.
Interview date: TBD
For informal enquiries: please contact Phil Helliwell (email@example.com)
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