|Salary:||The starting salary will be from £32,332 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.|
|Placed On:||25th September 2023|
|Closes:||9th October 2023|
research project: Managing the competition: How do burying beetles and microbes sustainably coexist in competition over shared resources?
The above full-time post is available on a fixed term basis from 2nd October 2023 for 18 months at the Centre for Ecology & Conservation, Penryn Campus.
We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.
Summary of the role
Biosciences, Penryn Campus, Cornwall wishes to recruit a Research Technician to work with Dr Nick Royle, Prof Ben Raymond and Dr David Studholme on a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded research project to experimentally investigate how burying beetles Nicrophorus vespilloides and microbes sustainably coexist in competition over shared resources in order to elucidate the most effective strategies to combat antimicrobial resistance.
The post holder will have a biological science qualification or relevant laboratory based experience. You will be skilled in general insect rearing techniques and be computer literate (Microsoft Office). Experience in some or all of the following techniques would also be an advantage: Insect maintenance and husbandry, the establishment and maintenance of selection lines, conducting behavioural assays, database management, sterile technique and running a lab. Under the direction and supervision of the line manager the post holder will utilise and extend their current techniques and have an opportunity to develop skills in insect evolutionary biology, microbiology and molecular techniques.
We are looking for an individual who is highly organised, self-motivated and flexible with a methodical approach, excellent record-keeping skills and be able to work as part of a team.
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
The University of Exeter
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We are using the power of our education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. Our shared purpose and vision continually moves us forward to make a difference to our people, our communities, our partners and the world around us. Read about our world leading research on Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO City of Literature
We offer some fantastic benefits including:
stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
For further information please contact Dr Nick Royle (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Type / Role: