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Agricultural Technician

University of Lincoln - Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology

Location: Lincoln
Salary: From £24,948 per annum
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent, Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 5th January 2023
Job Ref: COS560A
 

Please note, this post is full time at 37 hours per week. 22.5 hours per week are permanent, 14.5 hours per week are fixed term until 31 March 2024.

Interview Date: Tuesday 24 January 2023

Reference: COS560A

Please note this contract will be 0.6 FTE permanent. An additional 0.4 FTE will be fixed term until 31 March 2024 (pending the allocation of further funding).

This post is based within the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) and will provide technical support in the design, preparation and maintenance of agricultural trials, experiments and demonstration areas for teaching and research purposes.

Key areas of focus for LIAT are agri-robotics, precision agriculture, agronomy, agroforestry, engineering, soils and water. These topics are indicative of what is delivered now but these areas will increase and become more varied as our research and teaching portfolios grow.

An area undergoing recent expansion within LIAT is Lincoln Agri Robotics (LAR), a £6.4M project funded by the Expanding Excellence in England fund via Research England. The project aims to research and develop innovative technology and process solutions for the agri-food pipeline, with a focus on arable crops (e.g. wheat) and horticulture (e.g. strawberries and garden vegetables).

The LIAT team also work closely with colleagues from many specialisms across the University to deliver team-based projects that are relevant to the future needs of agriculture and the agri-food industry.

This Agricultural Technician post will provide specialist technical support to the staff and students working with and associated with LAR and the wider LIAT team. 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 and summer schools.

LIAT is a rapidly developing institute in the College of Science focussed on research and learning. LIAT’s activities are extensive with impact on both an academic and commercial scale. They range from delivering professional short courses in agricultural subjects, through innovative applied biological, engineering and computer science research to international projects in developing countries.

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