Research Technician, School of Biology

University of Leeds

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Position type:

Full time


£21,843 to £25,298 p.a.

09 Jan 2017
19 Jan 2017

Full details:

Reference number: LEE-FBSBY1059

Are you interested in animal health?  Do you have experience in handling large animals?  Do you want to join a team supporting research and large datasets?

The School of Biology wishes to recruit a Research Technician to support the work of Dr Lisa Collins. You will work on the BBSRC/NERC/ESRC/Scottish government funded project "PIGSustain: predicting the impacts of intensification and future changes on UK pig industry resilience", a £2.1M project which will be delivered by a multi-disciplinary consortium of UK Universities (Lincoln, Leeds, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Reading).

Your role on the project will be to install CCTV or similar camera systems inside commercial pig houses, thereafter conducting regular visits to the farms to manually collect injury and body condition score data, carry out camera system maintenance and liaise with producers.  You will observe and record behaviour data from samples of video footage collected on farm. You will provide assistance to the post- doctoral research fellows with data management and annotation. 

You will have a Higher National Diploma, Honours or Masters degree in Biology or Animal Science (or equivalent experience) in a related subject. Substantial experience handling large animals is essential as well as experience of working in a laboratory environment

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Laura Hastings, HR Assistant,

Tel +44 (0)113 343 3409, email


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