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Senior Technician (fixed term)

Biosciences, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Location:  Sutton Bonington
Salary:  £26,396 to £32,348 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Thursday 30 March 2023
Reference:  SCI085323

A Senior Technician is required to undertake research as part of an exciting multi-disciplinary (and multi-institutional) BBSRC-funded Biochar Demonstrator grant. The successful applicant will provide high-quality technical support to the research team working on the Biochar Demonstrator Project within the School of Biosciences and Faculty of Engineering. The role holder will primarily be based at the Sutton Bonington Campus and will work closely with the PI and Research Associate/Fellow developing the agronomic and ecosystem services aspects of the Biochar Demonstrator Project. 

The post-holder will conduct a range of analytical techniques including soil and plant elemental analyses, DNA extractions, field sample collection and design and maintenance of mesocosm experiments. 

Applicants must have a minimum of HNC in a relevant subject or equivalent qualifications, plus considerable work experience in a relevant role.  It would be desirable for candidates to have soil and plant-related laboratory skills and experience of field trials.

The post is offered on a full time (36.25 hours per week), fixed term contract until 31 October 2025. 

Interviews will be held on the 19th April 2023. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Helen West (
Please note that applications submitted directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Requests for secondment from internal candidates may be considered on the basis that prior agreement has been sought from both your current line manager and the manager of your substantive post, if you are already undertaking a secondment role.

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