Research Technician in Pig Science

The Faculty of Biological Sciences requires a research technician, to work on their pig research projects based at the new state-of-the-art National Pig Centre (NPC) at Spen Farm. The NPC is the UK’s largest and most advanced facility for research into pig nutrition, behaviour, health & health and production systems. The centre co-develops research programmes in collaboration with academic and industry partners to address current agricultural challenges. You will work as part of a research team and will be involved in monitoring research trials, compliance with regulations, data collection, pig husbandry and administrative duties relevant to the post.

You will support the operational day-to-day running of the Pig Research Unit at the University of Leeds farm; this will include assisting and running pig trials, day to day care of trial pigs and the training of technical staff and students. You will need to be willing to work weekends on a rota basis to ensure the care of the pigs.

You should have a strong interest in Animal Science, Agriculture or a related Biological discipline, combined with experience of working with large animals – preferably pigs. You should also have a strong attention to detail and, ideally, some experience of working in a research environment.

Salary: £23,487 to £27,116 p.a.

Closing date: 10/11/2021

Further information can be found here.