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Laboratory Technician

University of Oxford - Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE),

Location: Oxford
Salary: £28,759 to £33,966 Grade 5, per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th June 2024
Closes: 24th June 2024
Job Ref: 173416

The Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery within the Environment Change Institute (ECI) seeks to appoint a part-time (60%) Field and Lab Technician to contribute to the monitoring underpinning the ecological work taking place around Oxfordshire and invertebrate ID work. The job is aimed at understanding the impact of nature recovery (passive and active restoration) on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning using a grazing intensity gradient. Invertebrate, microclimate, ground flora, and bioacoustics monitoring are taking place on developed sites around Oxfordshire. The post holder will be responsible for accurately collecting and processing field data as well as identifying invertebrates of different taxa to species and functional groups.

Reporting to Prof Yadvinder Malhi and Dr Cecilia Dahlsjö

To be a successful candidate you must meet the following;

  • Hold a first degree in the relevant field, together with relevant experience.
  • Ability to conduct physically demanding fieldwork and long working hours.
  • Good problem-solving skills and ability to find solutions in challenging working conditions.
  • The ability to work well as part of a team and build cooperative working relationships.
  • Good time management and organisational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, with the ability to organise samples and record results in a clear and organised fashion.
  • Ability to organise own workload and take initiative as appropriate.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Ability to use invertebrate identification keys.
  • Experience of identifying invertebrates to species and functional groups from the UK.
  • Ability to drive and have access to a car that can be used for fieldwork.
  • The ability to adapt to a flexible working pattern, prioritise changing workloads, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Have experience of working in ecology and with ecological research.

Enquiries may be directed to Cecilia.dahlsjo@ouce.ox.ac.ukThe closing date for applications is midday on Monday 24th June 2024and interviews will be held at the end of June.

Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application, explaining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for this post.

This post will not be eligible for a Tier 2 visa

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