Teaching Lab Technician

University of York
February 08, 2023
Offerd Salary:£23,715 - £25,642
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Teaching Lab Technician




£23,715 - £25,642 a year


Grade 3

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Full-time (flexibility available)

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University of York campus

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  • 11785 Job Description.pdf (PDF, 895.51kb)
  • Role Description Department

    The Department of Chemistry is looking for a Teaching Lab technician 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.

    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. 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.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Two A levels in STEM subjects, including Chemistry, HNC or equivalent scientific experience

  • Ability to perform routine practical tasks with attention to detail

  • Awareness and understanding of general scientific procedures

  • Ability to operate standard equipment and laboratory instrumentation

  • Dependable, reliable and self-motivated

  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Graeme McAllister ([email protected]) or Phil Helliwell ([email protected])

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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