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Specialist Technician

University of Bristol - Faculty of Health Sciences

Location: Bristol
Salary: £32,982 to £37,099 per annum. Grade: H
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th February 2024
Closes: 26th February 2024
Job Ref: SUPP110848

Contract Type: Open Ended

The role

Working at Bristol Veterinary school (Langford Campus), this role will support the John Oldacre Centre for Sustainability and Welfare in Dairy Production at Wyndhurst Farm. Alongside the Research Project Officers and Farm manager, you will be responsible for providing farm technical advice and assistance under the guidance of the academic staff. Working on various projects, you will be responsible for a wide range of research objectives and milestones (including, but not limited to): collecting and performing analysis on biological agents; undertaking calf husbandry practices; recording and monitoring farm husbandry practices using CCTV, data loggers and automatic feeders.
This role is currently funded for two years and will be offered as open-ended with fixed term funding. The role is full-time contract for 24 months however part-time arrangements will be considered.

What will you be doing?

Working to support all academic projects at the John Oldacre for Sustainability and Welfare in Dairy Production at Wyndhurst Farm. Primary responsibilities are managing technical aspects of the projects, allocate resources, liaise with stakeholders, collect, transport, and process biological samples and data generated, setting up and calibrating equipment, and assisting with reporting.

You should apply if

The ideal candidate will be diligent and self-motivated with a strong eye for detail. A strong organisational and technical approach and proven working knowledge or background in farm research is expected. We would welcome candidates from a biological sciences background.

Additional information

Contract type: Open ended with fixed funding for 2 years

School/Unit:  Bristol Veterinary School/Langford, Bristol, BS40 5DU

Shift pattern: 35 hours per week

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on 26/02/2024

For informal queries please contact: Francesca Booth 0117 455 0822 francesca.booth@bristol.ac.uk 

Our strategy and mission

We recently launched our strategy to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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