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Green Chemistry MSc Support Technician

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
25,941 - 31,866 a year
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Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence has a fixed term technical position available to support the MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology from 1st December 2019 until 31st August 2022, with the possibility of extension.

The Department of Chemistry is one of the largest and most successful academic departments at York, placed in the top ten UK for Research Power by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF). As a Department we strive to provide a working environment which allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We are proud of our Athena SWAN Gold Award.


Based in the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, this post will provide technical support for our well established MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Chemistry. The main duties include:

  • providing technical and scientific advice and training on specialist laboratory equipment to MSc students
  • coordinating MSc projects including allocation of laboratory space and access to equipment
  • being responsible for the maintenance, repair and operation of laboratory facilities and equipment and contributing to general organisation and housekeeping of the laboratory
  • working effectively with others, providing technical advice in relation to the research and techniques used in MSc Projects to staff and students
  • understanding, promoting and applying COSHH/Risk Assessment and departmental health and safety protocols ensuring procedures are followed at all times

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • HNC, HND, Degree or equivalent in appropriate science discipline or appropriate experience
  • RSciTech / EngTech or willingness to work towards these or equivalent professional qualifications
  • Knowledge of relevant safety regulations and procedures and knowledge of green chemistry
  • Knowledge and ability to implement modern analytical and green chemistry techniques
  • Experience of working in a busy chemistry laboratory, working on your own initiative and keeping accurate and concise records
  • Experience of training other people, data analysis and performing complex technical tasks to a consistently high standard with attention to detail

For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Avtar Matharu or Dr Hannah Briers, or

The Department of Chemistry values all employees for the qualities and skills they bring to the workplace and aims to be a diverse and egalitarian community in which all can thrive.

This post is available on a fixed term basis until 31 August 2022 with the possibility of extension.

The hours are full time, 37 a week, with flexibility if required.

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

Athena Gold 2017 

 A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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