The role will include managing newly erected state-of-the-art research facilities at the University of Surrey, including a greenhouse and polytunnel. The postholder will develop initial SOPs, risk assessments and H&S processes and be responsible for the ongoing running of these facilities. The ideal candidate will have experience in running such facilities, including ensuring the environment is appropriate, that plant material is growing well with no signs of stress and growing areas are in good order.
The role will also include supporting the smooth running of the plant experimental trials including supporting with trial planning, plant physiological measurements, data recording, data analysis and interpretation. You will, therefore, ideally have experience working in a similar role and have demonstrable knowledgeable of plant physiology. You will be working with a new innovation, using crops which have never been grown in this way before so excellent initiative and strong problem-solving skills are required. An eye for detail and resilience to ongoing experimental challenges is essential.
Experience working in a similar role and knowledge of plant physiology are essential. Additional interest or experience in bioenergy, aeroponics and/ or sustainability are welcome.
You will be predominantly based at the University of Surrey, however as we have a sister-experimental site at Rothamsted Research occasional work will be required off site. The successful candidate will require a full driving licence.
How to Apply
If you are an enthusiastic individual who shares our Surrey ethos of “Forward Thinking & Doing” and is keen to work on an exciting new development, we would be delighted to hear from you.
We are open to considering job shares and flexible working. Interviews are scheduled for the week beginning 27th March.
Please apply here: https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=091622-R