|£23,256 to £26,071 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience
|5th December 2023
|7th January 2024
Applications are invited for this post, based within the School of Biosciences at Sutton Bonington Campus.
The successful applicant will join a dairy research technical team, providing high-quality, timely, high-quality technical support for feed trials taking place within the state-of-the-art dairy, which is part of the Centre for Dairy Science and Innovation (CDSI).
This role-holder will provide technical support in a wide range of activities related to dairy nutrition, environmental, fertility and other scientific studies at the CDSI and associated laboratories.
The role's primary focus will include preparation and dispensing of feeds, use and maintenance of automated feeding systems, providing routine husbandry with calves, growing heifers and cows.
The role will include animal handling, assisting in collection of various samples (eg blood, feed, animal fluids and waste) and automated milk sampling/processing.
The role-holder will also be required to undertake laboratory analysis of samples such as drying, milling, ashing and chemical analysis depending on project requirements in addition to a contribution to health and safety. The role includes providing some training and supervision of students and temporary staff.
Due to the nature of the dairy working day, start times will typically be at 7-7:30am, however flexibility is required to meet needs of the studies. Animals will be fed daily when on study, requiring cover over weekends/holiday periods as part of a rota. The role-holder would be responsible for completing welfare checks and ensuring that equipment is functioning correctly.
Duties will include (see role profile for further details):
Applicants must have a minimum of 2 A-levels, or equivalent qualifications plus work experience in relevant role, or substantial work experience in a relevant role.
The post is offered on a permanent, full time (36.25 hours per week) contract, (working pattern to be determined on appointment via use of a rota). Job share arrangements may be considered.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to email@example.com
Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.
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