Agricultural Technician, Lincoln Agri-Robotics
Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology
Salary: From £23,754 pro rata
Please note this post is part time, permanent at 22 hours per week.
Closing Date: Thursday 02 January 2020
Interview Date: Friday 17 January 2020
This post is based within Lincoln Agri Robotics (LAR) a joint new centre being jointly led by LIAT and the Lincoln Centre for Autonomous Systems (LCAS).
The University of Lincoln has been awarded £6.4M by the Research England Expanding Excellence in England fund to establish Lincoln Agri Robotics (LAR). LAR will comprise the UK’s leading centre of excellence in agri-robotics, complete with 3 full professorial posts and a compliment of 25 other staff. In addition, The University of Lincoln are the lead partners in the prestigious ‘AgriFoRwArdS’ CDT, which also involves two other major UK Universities (Cambridge and UEA). LAR will focus on Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) technologies, which will advance the start of the art by creating the largest global cohort of RAS specialists and leaders focused on the Agri-Food sector.
To support this new team, we are appointing an agricultural technician to provide specialist technical support to the staff and students working with and associated with LAR. The post holder will play a leading role to support the team in undertaking research and innovation activities on agricultural cereal, fruit and vegetable crops. An essential part of the role will be the support and facilitation of key training programmes, including workshops, summer schools, demonstrations and a wide variety of research projects, in both laboratory and field environments such as farms and food factories.
The role will involve working to tight deadlines and contact with a variety of stakeholders internal and external to the College, including senior academics, research staff and students, and industrial partners.
This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Tier 2.
The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applications, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment.