Technical Officer

University of Hertfordshire - Geography, Environment and Agriculture

Duration of Contract: 1 year fixed term contract

Are you interested in Geosciences?

This post is a half time technical post combined with a research studentship opportunity. You will be preparing materials and equipment for practicals, assisting in equipment maintenance and demonstration of safe use and providing technical support for our geography, environmental and agriculture research, teaching and consultancy.

It is essential that you are educated to HND/ Degree/ NVQ level 3 in a sports science or physiology subject or have equivalent in service experience. Additional experience of working in a physical geography or geosciences laboratory in a technical role would be an advantage. Adaptable and eager to learn you will be self-motivated and an excellent communicator with experience of team working. Numeracy and an ability to demonstrate techniques are also essential.

The post is combined with a research studentship chosen from the following areas:

  1. Biogeomorphic responses to progressive deglaciation; current and future processes and trends.
  2. Impact of grassland management by mob grazing on carbon sequestration

Contact Details: If this interests you, please phone Jenny Harman, Technical Manager, on 01707 285184 or Malcolm Green, Senior Technical Manager on Hatfield 01707 284617 for an informal talk.

Closing Date: 28 September 2017

Reference Number: 015257

The University offers a range of benefits including a pension scheme, professional development, family friendly policies, child care vouchers, a fee waiver of 50% for all children of staff under the age of 21 at the start of the course, discounted memberships at the Hertfordshire Sports Village and generous annual leave.

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