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Field Emissions Specialist (Maternity Cover)

Salary Details:
EX20 2SB, Devon
Work Area:
Science Capabilities
19 Jul 2020
Overview Of Role

The BBSRC funded Institute Strategic programme ‘Soils to Nutrition’ at Rothamsted Research aims to understand nutrient cycling in arable and grassland systems at a range of scales and assess environmental impact of agriculture. For assessing losses to air, emissions are measured at a range of scales, from the laboratory to the field/farm and catchment scales.

This post as a Field Scale Emissions Specialist involves setting up new field scale equipment on the North Wyke Farm Platform, specifically an Quantum Cascade Laser (Aerodyne) to carry out N2O emissions measurements and help in the maintenance of existing equipment.

The post holder will need to work with another field technician to contribute to storing and archiving raw data files from the currently deployed Eddy Covariance systems. The post is also required to help the other field technician deploy three Licor automated chamber systems, moving equipment and downloading data.

The post holder will also work with the PI and a postdoc to continue to progress and complete the development of a new laboratory incubation system which require technical experience with flow through systems, assembling fine tubing and connecting specialist equipment.

This is a 12 month maternity cover contract, commencing in September 2020, for 26 hours per week.
About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.  Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.