The Department of Chemistry is looking for 2 Laboratory Assistants to provide day-to-day term time assistance in the running of a busy undergraduate teaching laboratory, and to provide support within other areas of the department managed by the Chemistry operations team. Post 1 will be fully based in the Department of Chemistry. Post 2 will be partly based in the Department of Chemistry and also provide support in the Department of Education’s PGCE laboratories. Post 2 would typically spend 3 days in Chemistry and 2 days in Education, although this may vary week by week.
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 support to several areas of the Chemistry department and other laboratories. During term-time, the post holder will primarily provide support to the teaching lab’s senior technical staff to ensure the safe and efficient running of classes within the undergraduate laboratory, and to ensure that all equipment and solutions are prepared and put away as required. The post holder will also be required to support the department in other areas, as required by the Technical Operations Manager. In addition, Post 2 will also provide dedicated part time support to PGCE teaching activities in the Department of Education. Knowledge of general laboratory and health and safety processes, the ability to perform routine practical tasks to a high standard, and experience of working in a scientific environment are essential for the post, although specific training will be provided where necessary.
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