Research Technician 2

University of Stirling – Institute of Aquaculture

Machrihanish

Ref: SCH00041

Grade 5 £19,972 – £22,475 p.a.

Full time, fixed term for 30 months

We are seeking an Aquaculture Research Technician to be based at the Machrihanish Marine Environmental Research Laboratory (MERL), near Campbeltown in Kintyre, on the west coast of Scotland.

The successful candidate will provide support for a challenging and exciting new project, co-funded by the UK Technology Strategy Board, entitled ‘Development of a novel sea louse vaccine: an environmentally friendly tool for increasing sustainability of protein production in UK salmon aquaculture’. The project is led by an industrial partner, Pfizer Animal Health, which has provided substantial matched funding, and brings together expertise within Pfizer, the Institute of Aquaculture and the Moredun Research Institute.

In addition, the post holder will be involved in other research projects and provide assistance to other members of the team in day to day laboratory operations.

Ideally the successful candidate will have a first degree in an appropriate subject and some relevant experience of fish research, husbandry and welfare. Good organisational and practical skills are required, together with an ability to collect data with care and attention to detail, and to communicate and work effectively with other team members.

The post holder will participate in the weekend and evening duty rota and will therefore be required to be able to travel to the office at short notice.

For further information, including details on how to apply, please see www.stir.ac.uk/jobs

Closing date: Tuesday 10 April 2012

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