- BBRO Laboratory Technician - Diagnostics, also Insect Sampling Laboratory Technician
Primarily the role will involve testing aphids caught in the survey for sugar beet viruses via qPCR assays. However, the successful candidate will also have the opportunity to help in other areas of the survey including insect sampling and aphid identification (full training will be provided). For more information on BBRO please click here.
Attitude and determination
This role is for you if you are keen and self-motivated with a positive, resilient, “can-do” attitude. You need to be able to diligently follow instructions, carry out tasks with high attention to detail and work effectively under pressure, as this is a fast-paced laboratory with a high throughput of samples.
Skills set needed
As an applicant for this position you should:
- Have experience working in a laboratory environment
- Have a good training in biology or related subject (minimum A-level) or have equivalent experience
- Be willing to learn new techniques
- Be adept at working to deadlines and in a fast-paced laboratory environment
- qPCR experience
Aphid/insect sampling and identification would be a desirable but not essential skill.
Salary £12 per hour.
How to apply
If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience for this position of please send your CV and covering letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date is 13th March 2020.
- Trials and Research Support Assistant (One-year fixed contract commencing July 2020)
The role will be 75% field-based and will involve the collection of data and samples relating to the sugar beet crop. The role also offers the opportunity to work with the laboratory team on our aphid monitoring survey in the spring, giving a good overview of agricultural research.
The placement will cover the following 4 main areas:
- Sugar Beet Variety assessments including assessing variety canopy characteristics, analysing crop characteristics and utilising remote sensing imagery
- Assessing damage during harvest and storage, leading to sugar loss
- Aphid Monitoring : identifying aphids caught in the annual aphid monitoring survey and assisting in other areas of the survey including inoculating field trials
- Participating in events and grower meetings.
Skills set required
You do not need to come from an agricultural, field trials or research background as training will be given. However, you must have a full UK driving licence and the ability to communicate well with your colleagues.
Attitude and determination
This role is for you if you are keen and self-motivated with a positive, resilient, “can-do” attitude. You need to be able to effectively prioritise and carry out tasks, give attention to detail, meet deadlines and follow instructions and protocols. This would make an ideal placement for a recent graduate.
We are an equal opportunities employer and applicants are welcome to apply regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, race, nationality or ethnic origin, religion, or sexual orientation.
Salary £18,000.00 per annum plus benefits.
Employment will be subject to the appropriate pre-employment checks, including obtaining references.
How to apply
If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience for the position of BBRO Trials and Research Support Assistant , please send your CV and covering letter to: email@example.com Closing date is 20th March 2020.
If you have not received an email inviting you for interview within 5 days after the application closing date, that means you have not been shortlisted for this job.
For information on vacancies within any of our Partner organisations please click on the following links:
- University of East Anglia
- John Innes Centre
- Quadram Institute
- The Sainsbury Laboratory
- The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
- The Earlham Institute
Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership Programme
The Norwich Research Park doctoral training programme make calls for applications for over 30 projects each year.
For full details of the programme please go to the NRP DTP website: http://www.biodtp.norwichresearchpark.ac.uk/
PhD research studentships are advertised year-round though the bulk tend to appear during the autumn and winter. A variety of studentships are available depending on the institution and funding source. Research PhDs may be done at many of the Norwich Research Park partner institutions.
For information on funded studentships use the links to the University of East Anglia, for the John Innes Centre please click here for The Sainsbury laboratory click here and for the Quadram Institute, click here.
For UEA Science Faculty PhD studentships project information, please click here.