Vacancy: Technician (Support) at the University of York (Closed)

By 21st April 2023 May 22nd, 2023 Closed Vacancies

Technician (Support)


Location:  University of York campus

Faculty/Service: Biology

Salary: Grade 3 £24,715 – £26,642 a year, reduced pro-rata for part time working

Contract: Full or part time (see job details)

Closing Date:  19/05/23

Reference:  12078


Role Description

The Biological Services Facility (BSF) within the Department of Biology is seeking to appoint a grade 3 hygiene technician. The role holder will make a major contribution to the technical excellence and successful performance of the BSF. 

The Biological Services Facility (BSF) provides a technical support service to various research groups across the University. The main purpose of the role is to work within our cage wash area, to provide basic efficient cleaning and husbandry support in the facility on a day to day basis.

The role holder will be responsible for the cage wash facility and routine cleaning and processing of equipment using the cage wash machine, bottle wash and the autoclave.

The role will involve general hygiene maintenance and upkeep of the facility.

You will be educated in GCSE Maths and Science.

The role holder would be expected to have recent proven reliability in the workplace. The role involves flexible working and may involve bank holidays as part of a rota basis.

Owing to the nature of this position, any offer of employment with the University will be subject to a satisfactory security and occupational health screening.

Closing date for applications is: Friday 5th May 2023

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 17th May 2023

For informal enquiries: please contact

Condition of employment

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.

Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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