Agricultural Research Technician

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7087062 (Ref.No. FBSBY1147)
Posted: October 13, 2021

Job Description

Are you looking for a career in research instrument calibration? Would you like to work in a team based at the farm facilities of one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The Faculty of Biological Sciences requires an instrument calibration technician, to provide quality assurance on the research instruments used at the highly instrumented, flagship National Pig Centre, based at University of Leeds farms. You will work as part of a research team and will be involved in instrument testing, monitoring and reporting on a range of research equipment. This includes the air-based feed system, weigh scales, ear tag readers, environmental monitors, and cameras. Previous experience of working with these systems is not essential as training will be provided.  

To apply for this role you must be educated to GCSE level or have equivalent qualifications. You should also be experienced in the precision calibration of instruments or other machinery, and in working 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



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:  £18,212 to £19,623 p.a.
Working Time:  35 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (2 years)
Release Date:  Tuesday 12 October 2021
Closing Date:  Tuesday 26 October 2021
Reference:  FBSBY1147

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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