Vacancy: Technical Specialist (NMR Spectroscopy) at the University of York (Closed)

By 29th September 2022 November 15th, 2022 Closed Vacancies

Technical Specialist (Closed)

This vacancy is no longer open.

Reference: 11262

Department: Chemistry
Salary: £34,308 – £42,155 a year
Grade: Grade 6
Contract status: Open
Hours of work: Full-time
Based at: University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
Apply by: 12/10/2022


An opportunity has arisen in the Department of Chemistry for a Technical Specialist in NMR spectroscopy to provide support for a broad range of high impact biomolecular and chemical research that uses Bruker 700 and 600 MHz NMR instruments. Users of these systems include research groups interested in biomolecular structure and interactions (including protein-protein, protein-nucleic acid and protein-ligand), and synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry. This role will involve the implementation of new and existing pulse sequences for the analysis of a wide variety of samples, in particular biomolecules, and expertise in biomolecular NMR spectroscopy is required.

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 primarily be to support the operation of the 600 and 700 MHz NMR spectrometers and assist users in the running of experiments for the characterisation of biomolecular and chemical samples, as well as undertaking other duties as required to support the NMR service.

The candidate will be required to work collaboratively with academics and research staff, as well as other NMR technical staff to provide general and flexible support.  Knowledge of the latest experimental developments in, and the use of new NMR pulse sequences, are essential to the role.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • First or upper second class degree in Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry or other analytical science, or equivalent relevant experience
  • PhD or equivalent experience, either in Chemistry, Physics or Biochemistry with firm practical background in NMR spectroscopy
  • Knowledge of the day-to-day running of a high field multi-user NMR system and theoretical and practical knowledge of the associated techniques
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex data and to design and deliver training on NMR spectroscopy
  • Demonstrable in-depth experience of working with NMR spectroscopy in an academic or industrial research environment
  • Dependable, reliable and self-motivated

Interview date:  to be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Meghan Halse (, Michael Plevin ( or Heather Fish (