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Research Technician

From £19,657 to £22,875 per annum

United Kingdom

RESEARCH TECHNICIAN (FIXED TERM)
Edinburgh
£19,657 - £22,875 per annum Ref: R/AVS/063/18


SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

We are seeking a Research Technician for a fixed term contract until May 2019 to provide technical support to projects aiming at investigating rumen metabolism and microbiology.

You will assist in research projects within the herbivore gut ecosystems research group. The post is funded initially until May 2019 and will be predominantly based at our King Buildings centre. The post holder’s main responsibility will be to assist with the preparation and analysis of samples from on-going experiments. This will include:

  • Assisting in the operation of and development of experimental fermenter systems.
  • Analysis of fermentation products.
  • Microbial analysis of fermenter samples by microbiological and molecular based techniques.
  • Bio- informatical analysis of data.
  • Preparation of solutions, reagents, stock buffers and media for the maintenance and analyses of experimental samples.
  • Management, preparation and maintenance of experimental equipment including planning the use of equipment, and co-ordination with other technical/academic staff.
  • Recording and collating experimental data using Excel and other computer programs as appropriate

You should possess a relevant undergraduate qualification with proven experience in a similar role. A postgraduate qualification (e.g. degree in microbiology or closely related field) would be preferred.

Please click APPLY for further information and to apply.

Closing date: 20 July 2018

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

SRUC A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No. C103046


This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/82179689

Scotland's Rural College
SectorAgronomy
Job TypePerm
RecruiterThird Party Employer
Job ID64899

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