Research Technician in Pig Science

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7081232 (Ref.No. FBSBY1137)
Posted: July 16, 2021

Job Description

Are you looking for a career in pig science? Would you like to work in a team based at the National Pig Centre at one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities? 

The Faculty of Biological Sciences requires a research technician, to work on their pig research projects, based at the National Pig Centre, University of Leeds. You will work as part of a research team and will be involved in pig husbandry, data collection and monitoring of research trials and administrative duties relevant to the post.   

You should be educated to GCSE level, or equivalent, with experience of working with animals or working in a farm environment. You should also have the ability to complete technically challenging tasks, with care and precision. 

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Jennie Hibbard, Area Coordinator

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3035, email:

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  University of Leeds Role - Working off campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Biology
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 3
Salary:  £17,682 to £19,133 p.a.
Working Time:  35 hours - We will consider flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years)
Release Date:  Wednesday 14 July 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 04 August 2021
Reference:  FBSBY1137

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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