Insectary Manager

Rothamsted Research

Overview Of Role

An Insectary manager is required to look after our Insectary facility at Rothamsted Research. This is a full-time role, managing the high containment (quarantined) facility and looking after a range of insects used for research. A good working knowledge of insects is required , degree level or equivalent,  as well as an understanding of the conditions required to rear the insects and the hands-on ability to ensure this is provided. The work will involve the day to day operational running of the facility, advising users of the facility as to the best conditions to rear insects, ensuring biosecurity, providing advice on handling the insects, and ensuring the facilities are kept fully operational, clean and tidy.

Applicants should ideally have a degree in an entomological or related scientific discipline and experience in rearing insects. We are seeking candidates with excellent communication, organisational and team working skills, a positive outlook and can do attitude.  Attention to detail, together with the ability to work under pressure and to deadlines is also essential. Good generic skills are also a key requirement for this role. The position is a full time 3 year fixed-term contract in the first instance with a starting salary of £ 24,225 - £32,315 per annum, commensurate with experience.

Interviews are likely to held during the final week of September 2017.

For informal inquiries about the post please contact Dr Emyr Davies: Email: +44 (0) 1582 938759

About The Company

Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.

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