Research Technician - National Pig Centre

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7085139 (Ref.No. FBSFO1151)
Posted: September 13, 2021

Job Description

Are you looking for a career in animal 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 two research technicians to work on their pig research projects, based at the new state-of-the-art National Pig Centre at Spen Farm. The National Pig Centre is the UK’s largest and most advanced facility for research into pig nutrition, behaviour, health & welfare and production systems. The National Pig Centre co-develops research programmes in collaboration with academic and industry partners to address current agricultural challenges. You will work as part of a research team and will be involved in pig husbandry, data collection and monitoring of indoor and outdoor research trials and administrative duties relevant to the post.   

You should be educated to GCSE level, or equivalent, with a desire to work with animals and an interest in farming and the countryside. 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:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  Biological Sciences Faculty Offices
Category:  Technical Support
Grade:  Grade 3
Salary:  £18,212 to £19,623 p.a.
Working Time:  35 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Post 1: 2 years, Post 2: 6 months)
Release Date:  Sunday 12 September 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 04 October 2021
Reference:  FBSFO1151

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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