Palaeoenvironmental Technician

University of Southampton
November 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:£29,605 to £33,966
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Contract Type:Fixed Term for 2 yea
Working Time:Full time
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Palaeoenvironmental Technician Technical Staff (Geography & Environmental Science)

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £29,605 to £33,966 Per annum Full Time Fixed Term for 2 years Closing Date: Thursday 23 November 2023 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2503623WR

The School of Geography and Environmental Science seeks a two year fixed term, full time, laboratory technician to join the schools' technical team to support Palaeoenvironmental research, and to contribute to teaching and knowledge exchange/enterprise activities in Geography and Environmental Science.

Working in our refurbished laboratory suite, you will be expected to: Conduct the day-to-day running of laboratories; To plan and oversee the provision of specialist technical support in Palaeoenvironmental Research for defined research or consultancy projects; To carry out a range of tests such as extraction of ancient DNA and fossil material (for example pollen, diatoms, chironomids, tephra). Part of the work will be aligned with a NERC funded project on recovery pathways for lake ecosystems, led by Prof. Pete Langdon, and the project work may include fieldwork opportunities, and working with the wider research team.

You should have an interest in, and experience of, Palaeoenvironmental Research, Quaternary Science, Biological Science or related laboratory work. Interests in sedimentary ancient DNA and fossil proxies (for example pollen, diatoms, chironomids, tephra) would be beneficial. It is expected that there will be the opportunity to develop specialist technical skills within these areas.

It is desirable that you will have already have a degree qualification in a related field, and experience of the day-to-day operations of a physical geography laboratory including working with chemicals and maintaining field and laboratory equipment.

For an informal discussion of the post please contact Peter Morgan, [email protected].

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK's top 10 research-intensive universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities.

The School of Geography and Environmental Science is committed to fostering a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates, and particularly encourage applications from candidates belonging to groups who are under-represented within academic posts at the University, including, but not limited to: people from Black and minority ethnic groups; and disabled people. The School are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies, flexi-time and flexible working. We are a Disability Confident employer and the School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award.

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What we can offer you

As part of our commitment to your wellbeing, we offer an occupational pension scheme and generous holidays. Staff also have access to our state-of-the-art on-campus sports, arts, and culture facilities and access to a number of University employee-discount schemes.

Application Procedure

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email [email protected]. Quote the advert reference 2503623WR on all correspondence.

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