Brief Description of Role:
I provide specialist technical support and expertise to research undertaken by the Ruminant Population Health research group by planning, supporting and conducting experimental studies to high quality standards. This includes the planning, administration and delivery of multiple, simultaneous complex studies at both the University of Nottingham and field sites across the UK. Work independently, liaising with farmers, veterinary surgeons and support workers in private practices and other study participants to ensure the smooth running of field studies over a prolonged period of time. Retain responsibility for the day to day administration and completion of research studies, proactively identify and resolve problems, maintain equipment to a high standard and advise on the development of study protocols based on experience gained in the field.
Three things you love about your job:
The variety (live animal, laboratory techniques, dissection, teaching, administration, organisation). The people. The challenges.
What makes a good technician:
Good communication skills, positive attitude, approachable, willingness to learn new skills. Strive to deliver results but know your limitations.
What advice would you give to other technicians:
Make yourself indispensable, learn many skills, take up new opportunities with enthusiasm
Hobby/Interesting (non-work related) Fact about you:
I’m animal mad, I have two dogs, two ferrets and a horse that keep me busy outside of work.