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Senior Research Technician (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Veterinary Medicine & Science

Location: Sutton Bonington
Salary: £27,584 to £30,952 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th February 2024
Closes: 29th February 2024
Job Ref: MED546923X1

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Research Technician within Ruminant Population health research group, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, located on the Sutton Bonington Campus. The person(s) appointed will work as a member of a research team and your role will focus on supporting delivery of a funded Innovate project “Improving the nutritional qualities and nationwide health benefits of milk via a novel, epigenomics-driven platform, EPIHERD, for UK dairy farmers” through planning, supporting and conducting on farm data collection and collation to high quality standards at University of Nottingham dairy farm (Centre of Dairy Science Innovation). As a member of the team, your role will focus on coordinating and conducting on-farm research activities especially data collection. You will plan your work schedule to meet the demands of routine work.

 The post would be well suited to someone who has proven technical experience of working with large animals, particularly cattle. 

We are looking for candidates with a minimum of HNC in a relevant subject, or equivalent qualifications, and considerable work experience in a relevant role OR substantial work experience in a relevant role. 

Candidates should have experience of handling large animals, particularly cattle, knowledge and understanding of a range of on-farm equipment and an understanding of health and safety regulations and procedures. The post will require excellent communication and IT skills, the ability to work accurately and effectively under pressure, and a willingness to work both independently and as part of a team. Please note, this role requires a Satisfactory basic disclosure obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This is a fixed term position available until 28/02/2025. Hours of work are full time (36.25 hours per week). Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jasmeet Kaler, email Jasmeet.kaler@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced disclosure is obtained from the 'Disclosure and Barring Service'.

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