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Research Technician

Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
24,565 - 30,175 Per year
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Role Description

The McQueen-Mason Research Group is part of the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) in the Department of Biology, and encompasses research into various aspects of plant cell wall biology. Plant cell walls are the major component of plant biomass, which is one of the greatest reserves of fixed carbon on the planet.  We are using our knowledge of plant cell walls to advance the development of second generation liquid biofuels from plant biomass, as a replacement for fossil fuels.

As a research technician you will be employed on a 18 month project to assess the suitability of extracting sugars from more than one biomass and fermenting them for biofuel. This project will involve the use of multiple biochemistry techniques, sugar analysis and fermentation. The work will be carried out in two locations, in CNAP at the University of York and at the BDC in Dunnington for scale-up. You will be the only researcher working on this particular project; you will be part of a large research team.

The position is for 37 hours per week for one year.


The salary for this position is University of York Grade 5, £24,565-£30,175 per annum.


Please send informal queries about the position to Professor McQueen-Mason (


Closing Date for applications: Sunday 3rd September 2017


Interview Day: 19th September 2017

Athena Swan Gold

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