CRANFIELD UNIVERSITY

Research Technician

Location
Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary
£19,757 to £22,022 per annum
Posted
29 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2019
Ref
3019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Permanent
Salary £19,757 to £22,022 per annum
Apply by 28/04/2019

Role Description

Cranfield Soil & Agrifood Institute (CSAFI) has one of the largest concentrations of soil and plant science expertise in UK universities.

Our expertise covers basic soil physics, chemistry and biology; pedology and pedometrics; postharvest biology and technology; plant and crop physiology and plant molecular genetics; mathematical modelling; spatial data sciences; and systems-level integration. We also have expertise in more applied aspects of soil and land management: soil protection and degradation, soil erosion and sustainable land management including soil policy formulation. We have some of the best laboratory and field facilities for soils and plant research in Europe.

We are seeking to attract a highly motivated individual who can provide excellence in technical support.

You will support the routine running and maintenance of a complex laboratory, glasshouse and field based equipment, as well as support staff with contract activities and the delivery of a wide variety of soil and plant science-based research projects and assist MSc and PhD students with technical aspects of their research.

This position would suit someone who has a general background in scientific technical support and who is looking to progress their career. If not already, you will be encouraged to become a Registered Technician.

You will have the ability and desire to work as part of a team to provide a premier technical provision to Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute stakeholders, working in partnership with technical colleagues of all levels to ensure effective operation of the facility as a whole. You will have an open mind for future development in all areas. 

You will have a minimum of 2 A-levels in relevant subjects, or equivalent vocational qualifications (NVQ, BTEC), with potential for further study, or proven developed work experience in a relevant technical or scientific role.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Rob Simmons, Reader in Sustainable Soil Management, on +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 2761 or (E); r.w.simmons@Cranfield.ac.uk

At Cranfield, we value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as part-time, compressed or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we have now also become a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. This is a sector wide, collaborative initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the 'Technicians Make It Happen' campaign, to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research.

Interviews to be held:  20 May 2019

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