Research Technician – TG1107MR
Vacancy Description
School of Biology, Salary: £21,843 - £25,298 per annum, Fixed Term: 2 years, Start: May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter

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 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.  

Two year position starting May 2017   Informal enquiries to: Prof David M. Paterson (d.paterson@st-andrews.ac.uk)  

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/.    

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in technical positions at the University.  You can find out more about Equality & Diversity at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/.  

Please quote ref: TG1107MR

Closing Date: 22 March 2017

Further Particulars:
TG1107MR FPs.doc

School of Biology
Salary: £21,843 - £25,298 per annum
Fixed Term: 2 years
Start: May 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter