Ecology Technician – People & Nature Lab The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.
We seek a Ecology Technician to support applied ecology teaching and research in CBER’s People and Nature Laboratory at UCL East. This encompasses a range of technical areas across the themes of biodiversity, environmental change and human health, particularly biodiversity monitoring, data science, eDNA, metagenomics, sensor technologies, applied machine learning and citizen science. Working closely with other technical and academic staff, the post holder will play a crucial role in establishing, developing, managing the physical spaces, digital assets, field sites, equipment, protocols and procedures at CBER’s People and Nature Lab and wider engagement activities across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The post holder will also support data collection, management, and analysis across a range of biodiversity and environmental sensors by providing technical support and training, experimental demonstrations and prototyping. The successful candidate will also offer technical support for teaching on our new cross-disciplinary research-led Masters programmes starting from September 2022. Being both a research and student-facing post, the post-holder will play a crucial role in delivering an excellent student experience and is ideally suited to someone who thrives in an interactive learning environment, and is skilled in developing innovative practical-made solutions, while also maintaining a safe and organised workspace.
The successful candidate must have an undergraduate degree or demonstrable equivalent experience in a relevant subject area, demonstrable technical awareness of field and laboratory ecological monitoring techniques and sensors and a good understanding of laboratory, workshop and fieldwork practice such as organisation, and adherence to health and safety requirements are all essential.
If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Biosciences staffing on [email protected] quoting the vacancy reference number: 1885114. The UCL Ways of Working for professional services supports colleagues to be successful and happy at UCL through sharing expectations around how we work – please see www.ucl.ac.uk/ways-of-working to find out more.
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We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.
Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.