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Part-time Research Support Technician

Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary:   £25,728 to £31,604 pro-rata
Closing Date:   Friday 24 November 2017
Interview Date:   Friday 08 December 2017
Reference:  N1497

Are you fascinated by plant-soil interactions and want to find out about the functioning of ecosystems under climate change? Do you enjoy making detailed measurements of soil processes in laboratory and greenhouse studies? 

We are looking for a Research Support Technician at the Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) to work on an exciting project with partners at Liverpool University from 1st February 2018 or soon thereafter. This is a part-time (80% - 29.25 hours), fixed-term (24 months) appointment at grade 6. 

We welcome applications from candidates with experience of working in high-level scientific facilities and the ability to take responsibility for conducting field and laboratory work on plant-soil interactions.

You will establish and coordinate laboratory incubations in the Plant-Soil lab at LEC, carry out field measurements at Ness Gardens near Liverpool, and assist with sample collection in the UK's longest-running climate change experiment near Buxton. You will also have the opportunity to shape the research by optimising lab methods, conducting trial experiments, and contributing to publications as appropriate. 

You will be motivated, able to work well with colleagues and organize your own work schedule to meet the needs of the role. Full details are provided in the person specification and job description. 

We aim to interview on the 8th December 2017 or soon thereafter. 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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