Vacancy: Research Technician at University of York

By 6th January 2021 February 3rd, 2021 Jobs

Research Technician

*this post is now closed*


Reference: 9039

Location: York
Faculty / Function: Department of Physics
Salary: From £25,941 – £31,866 a year
Closing Date: Sunday 10th January 2021
Contract Type: Fixed term
Contracted Hours per week: 37 hours/week

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK. With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.


The Department of Physics is at the forefront of pioneering global research and technological advancement in our world leading research centres, focused around condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and plasma physics and fusion energy at the York Plasma Institute. 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 aim to ensure that there is a supportive and egalitarian culture at all levels and across all staff groups. We promote good practice and a strong culture of equality in higher education and are proud of our Juno Champion Award and Athena SWAN Silver Award.

The University is a signatory of the Technician Commitment


The Department of Physics is looking for a Research Technician to provide expertise in supporting research laboratories in the department. As part of a small team, you will provide technical and scientific support to research projects and instrumentation primarily for the Condensed Matter Physics Group. You will facilitate the maintenance, development, modification and repairs to a wide variety of standard and bespoke research equipment whilst providing technical support to laboratory operations. The role presents an exciting opportunity to be involved in pioneering global research, technologies and supporting teaching activities in a Russell Group University.

Work is diverse and includes: Vacuum system support, health and safety management/implementation, staff/student training, cryogenic support, operation/maintenance/repair of research equipment, pressurised gas support/installation, coordination with external service providers, use and knowledge of solvents and acids, some cleanroom work, experiment design and research laboratory operation support.