Research Technician in Pig Science (Trials & Compliance)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7087130 (Ref.No. FBSBY1148)
Posted: October 14, 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 new state-of-the-art National Pig Centre (NPC) at Spen Farm. The NPC is the UK’s largest and most advanced facility for research into pig nutrition, behaviour, health & health and production systems. The 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 monitoring research trials, compliance with regulations, data collection, pig husbandry and administrative duties relevant to the post.   

You will support the operational day-to-day running of the Pig Research Unit at the University of Leeds farm; this will include assisting and running pig trials, day to day care of trial pigs and the training of technical staff and students. You will need to be willing to work weekends on a rota basis to ensure the care of the pigs.

You should have a strong interest in Animal Science, Agriculture or a related Biological discipline, combined with experience of working with large animals – preferably pigs. You should also have a strong attention to detail and, ideally, some experience of working in a research environment. 

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 5
Salary:  £23,487 to £27,116 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Wednesday 13 October 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 10 November 2021
Reference:  FBSBY1148

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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