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Science Technician

Cranfield, United Kingdom
Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £23,314 per annum
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

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Job Details

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: Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period: For 12 months
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range of £23,314 per annum
Apply by: 07/07/2024

Role Description

We welcome applications from enthusiastic and motivated people, keen to develop their technical career in science!

About the Role

This role will provide basic but specialist technical support for our anaerobic digestion research. Working closely with researchers, it involves the set up and running of laboratory-scale anaerobic digestions rigs and tests alongside the laboratory analysis of anaerobic digestion samples, feedstock and products.

About You

You will ideally have some experience working in laboratories and will be keen to learn a wider range of analytical techniques and laboratory processes. You will have a broad interest in the environment and the interacting processes affecting water, land and atmosphere.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. We are a Disability Confident Employer and proud members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme. We are committed to actively exploring flexible working options for each role and have been ranked in the Top 30 family friendly employers in the UK by the charity Working Families. Find out more about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

As part of our commitment to support and develop Technical staff across the University, we are a founding signatory of the Science Council's Technician Commitment. Find out more here.

Working Arrangements

Collaborating and connecting are integral to so much of what we do. Our Working Arrangements Framework provides many staff with the opportunity to flexibly combine on-site and remote working, however please be aware that this is a predominantly site based role, with more limited options for remote working.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Jane Hubble, Head of Technical Services (SWEE) on (T): 01234 754281 or (E):

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details on (E): Please quote reference number 4859.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 7 July 2024


Cranfield is world-leading in its contribution to global innovation. With our emphasis on the aerospace, agrifood, defence and security, environmental technology, leadership and management, manufacturing and transport systems sectors, we have changed the way society thinks, works and learns.

We generate and transform knowledge, translating it to the benefit of society. Our partners, from micro SMEs to the largest blue-chip multinationals, from governments across the world to NGOs and charities, tell us this is what they value about Cranfield.

Innovation is part of Cranfield’s ‘corporate DNA’, evolved over 60 years of commitment to this agenda.

Our work informs policy for governments and produces new technologies and products for the world of commerce. We draw on this pool of research and consultancy to provide our students with a distinctive ‘real-world’ learning environment, allowing them to develop as professionals and transfer their new knowledge to the global economy. This has always been the ‘Cranfield way’ but it has never been more important than in today’s world.

People are key to our competitive advantage and so we need to attract, develop and retain the best talent for our business. We aim to create a culture where you can flourish and succeed and, in turn, contribute towards Cranfield’s success.

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