Research technician in Soil and Plant Science

University of Lancaster

United Kingdom

October 18, 2021

Description

Research technician in Soil and Plant Science

Lancaster Environment Centre Salary: £27,116 to £33,309 Closing Date: Monday 18 October 2021 Interview Date: Tuesday 26 October 2021 Reference: N2694

Applications are invited for an EU Horizon 2020 and NERC-funded full-time technician position, tenable for until 31st August 2022 within the NERC funded Signals in the Soil ( Detecting soil degradation and restoration through a novel coupled sensor and mach i ne learning framework ) and EU funded Shui (Soil Hydrology research platform underpinning innovation to manage water scarcity in European and Chinese cropping systems) projects.

You will support work at Lancaster and Colorado State University which aims to develop arrays of soil sensors suitable for sensing soil water, soil biological, soil chemical and surface properties. In addition, you will contribute to work that seeks to determine whether different soil management techniques, including the use of cover crops, affect, soil erosion and runoff soil/plant water availability and plant physiological responses to water deficit.

The successful applicant will be responsible for helping with sensor installation and maintenance. In addition, you will help with field and mesocosm work will focus on the role of cover crops and their interaction with soil water and erosion.

The position is available to scientists with a BSc in agricultural, plant, environmental, computer or earth sciences. Experience of environmental instrumentation , field and laboratory experimentation would be an advantage.

The position is effective from 1 November 2021 . You should be available for interview on the 26th October 2021

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is due to come to an end on 31 August 2022.

Informal enquiries to Professor John Quinton (email: j.quinton@lancaster.ac.uk).

Further details of the Principal Investigators' research can be found at:

https:// www. lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/john-quinton https:// www. lancaster.ac.uk/lec/about-us/people/ian-dodd

Find out more about the work of the Sustainable soils research group at https: // wp.lancs.ac.uk/sustainable-soils/

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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