Job Opportunity – Research Technician for EVAL-FARMS project

We are advertising for the second research technician post for the EVAL-FARMS project. The post-holder will be responsible for sampling from the slurry tank, with a particular focus on measuring water quality and preparation of samples for pharmaceutical analysis. The post-holder will work very closely with other team members.

Research Technician

Closing Date
Monday, 6th February 2017
Job Type
Technical Services
School of Biosciences – Technical Services
£22494 to £26829 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the above full-time post based within the School of Biosciences at the Sutton Bonington Campus.

The post is to provide technical support on a NERC funded research project “Evaluating the Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance in Agricultural Manures and Slurries”.

The role holder will assist with the collection of wastewater slurry and soil samples & sample processing for water quality parameters and sample preparation/wet chemistry ready for LC-MS and ICP/AAS analysis. The role will require working off-site.

Duties will include:

  • Processing samples for water quality indicators (e.g. DO, TSS, COD, TOC) including spectrophotometer use.
  • Sample preparation of environmental samples for antibiotic drugs and metals suitable for LC-MS and ICP/AAS analysis.
  • Ensuring stocks & equipment in own areas of responsibility are maintained & available for use.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment in accordance with statutory & University Health & Safety procedures.

Full details can be found in the job description.

Candidates must have a HNC in a relevant subject or equivalent qualifications plus considerable relevant technical/scientific experience OR substantial work experience in a relevant technical or scientific role.

Candidates should have proven technical and/or experimental expertise in techniques for characterising environmental samples for water quality parameters e.g. DO, TSS, TDS, COD, TOC etc.

This full-time post is available as soon as possible on a fixed-term contract for a period of 15 months.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to: Dov Stekel tel: 0115 9516294 Or email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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