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BioArch Instrument Technician

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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31,076 - 38,183 a year
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BioArCh Instrument technician (Department of Archaeology)

Start date: 1st October 2017 (full time)

We are looking for a versatile and motivated technician with experience in mass spectrometry to join a team of researchers at the internationally renowned bioarchaeology research group (BioArCh). This is a new post that we wish to create in response to growing demand for isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS) and ZooMS (Zooarchaeology by mass spectrometry) both from  York based researchers and through external collaboration. You will be responsible for management and operation of the instrumentation housed within the stable isotope and archaeological chemistry laboratories. Details here:  (

You will be able to work largely autonomously but with the close support and collaboration of our current BioArCh technicians, academic, research and administrative staff, with whom you will be co-located. You must have prior experience of mass spectrometry techniques and be able troubleshoot common problems, maintain the instruments and interpret data generated. The successful applicant will have a varied portfolio helping staff and supervising students to work on archaeological samples from around the world to address questions of broad international significance.

Vacancy Reference: 5836

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