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Research Technician

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Contract status
Fixed term
24,565 - 30,175 a year (reduced for part-time working)
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Role Description

A position is available for a research technician in the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, within the Department of Biology. This is a BBSRC-funded post, working on the detoxification of the explosive 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) by plants. You will help to determine the biochemical mechanisms used by plants to decontaminate this environmental pollutant.

You will be qualified in molecular biology and biochemistry. You should have experience in the use of plant and microbial recombinant DNA techniques and protein expression and protein purification and proteomics, analytical tools (such as high performance liquid chromatography, spectrophotometry) and plant husbandry (Arabidopsis thaliana). You, and a post-doctoral researcher also on this project, will be part of the energetic and friendly research teams working in the well-equipped laboratories within CNAP.

The project also requires the ability to supervise PhD and undergraduate project students working in this area. You will be expected to have competence in data management, statistical analysis and windows-based software.

The post is available for a period of 33 months at 18.5 hours a week (50% FTE).

Salary will be within the range £24,565 to £30,175 a year (reduced for part time working).  

Please forward any informal queries relating to the position to Liz Rylott at

Vacancy Reference: 5806

Closing date: 11 September 2017

Interview date: 4 October 2017

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