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Laboratory and Fieldwork Research Support Scientist
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF29656

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 20/10/2019

Job live date: 19/09/2019

Salary: £25,217 to £30,048 per annum

Employment type: AAS-Clerical

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Meteorology

Hours per week: 36 hours per week

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time,Fixed-term up to 2 years

Provide technician support  for funded research projects and other research-related activities within the Department of Meteorology ( You will be engaging with world-renowned research groups to ensure that their technical support needs are met.

You will have;

•    Skill level equivalent to achievement of HND, NVQ4 , undergraduate degree (or equivalent experience) in engineering, physics or physical geography or a closely related subject.
•    Knowledge of environmental sciences, engineering or meteorological research or equivalent
•    Extensive technical work experience, acquired in relevant roles and job-related training
•    Experience of using software for gathering data from instruments (LabView, Campbell Scientific Software, Testpoint, or development of own programs)
•    Experience of developing an understanding of long-standing and complex problems,  applying professional knowledge and experience to troubleshoot and solve them
•    Proven experience of planning and progressing work activities within broad professional guidelines and/or broad organisational policy 
•    A demonstrated commitment to  Continuing Professional Development 


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Keith Morrison

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Giles Harrison

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Interviews will be held late October to early November

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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