Royal Veterinary College, University of London
Research Technician and Science Communicator
Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Location: Nr Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Salary: £23,714 per annum inclusive
Closing Date: Monday 17 August 2015
Interview Date: Friday 04 September 2015
Apply online at the link above.
This is a fixed term contract until 23 September 2016. It is possible that funds will be procured to extend the post beyond these 12 months. Unfortunately, given the time constraints of the project, only those with proven license to work in the UK for the duration of the project can be considered for the job.
You will be a Research Technician and Science Communicator who will work in the Structure & Motion Lab, where you will support comparative biomechanics research investigating the evolution of sesamoid (tendon-anchoring) bones in the limbs of bony animals, and related scientific research and outreach.
This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and is led by Prof. John R. Hutchinson, in collaboration with Prof. Andrew Pitsillides (RVC), along with other collaborators.
You will assist all stages of the research. This includes handling of experimental animals (e.g. salamanders, birds), collection and analysis of data and implementing Good Research Practice and Health and Safety. Skills in biomechanical gait analysis and/or 3D visualization of anatomy, as well as in science communication/public engagement with science (including social media/blogging/website design), are essential to the project.
You should have enthusiasm for research and public outreach, excellent communications skills, a science-related degree or HND/HNC and experience in biomechanics, palaeontology, anatomy, evolutionary biology or other fields relevant to the team’s research. You must be willing to work with live animals and cadaveric dissection.
We offer a generous reward package.