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Research Technician - TG1107SB
School of Biology
Vacancy Description
School of Biology, Salary: £22,214 - £24,285 per annum, Start: As soon as possible, Fixed term for one year
 
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An exciting opportunity is available for a motivated candidate to support the work of the Sediment Ecology Research Group (SERG) as part of a major multinational, interdisciplinary research consortium.   

We are seeking a versatile and computer literate candidate with good field and laboratory skills relevant to benthic ecology. We expect to attract a motivated worker with the initiative to handle fieldwork and accepting some travel and the unsociable hours (tidal cycles) that are occasionally required. The candidate will be based in the Sediment Ecology Research Group (SERG) at the University of St Andrews under the main supervision of Dr Adam Wyness and Prof. David M. Paterson. The main purpose of the role is to support the work of the laboratory and the design and running of experiments using laboratory benthic mesocosms, flume system and fieldwork. Incubation of bacteria, diatoms and handling of benthic infauna will be required but training can be given.   

One year position starting as soon as possible.  

Informal enquiries to: Prof David M. Paterson (d.paterson@st-andrews.ac.uk).   

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers.  Further information can be found at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/policy/immigration/.   

The University of St Andrews School of Biology is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender Equality Charter and being awarded the Athena SWAN Silver award in 2018 for recognising advancement of gender equality representation, progression and success for all.   

The School particularly welcomes applications from suitably qualified females. The School values equality and diversity across its workforce and offers a family friendly environment in which flexible working is encouraged; we strive to hold important meetings/seminars within core hours of 09.15 to 14.45. In addition, a broad variety of measures are currently being introduced to ensure effective career progression for everyone and to eradicate the historical underrepresentation of females at higher professional levels.   

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/

Please quote ref: TG1107SB  

Closing Date:  28 September 2018

Further Particulars:  TG1107SB FPs.doc

School of Biology
Salary: £22,214 - £24,285 per annum
Start: As soon as possible
Fixed term for one year