U.K. nationals: Groundwater Sampling Technician
Salary: £19,404 per annum to £21,091 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)
Grade: UKRI Band B
Contract Type: 12 month fixed term appointment
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 23 April 2019
You will support BGS scientists within the Groundwater Science Programme in planning, organising and conducting field sampling of groundwater and surface water for various projects in England as part of BGS’s environmental baseline monitoring programme.
The work will involve preparation for sampling including arranging site access, preparing and calibrating equipment, maintaining telemetry-linked field equipment, and managing sampling and analytical data. Once trained, you will be expected to carry out these duties unsupervised.
Field sampling will involve visits of up to 5 days at a time at a number of locations in England. Office-based tasks may include GIS-based mapping, data and field visit reporting, data evaluation, assistance with reporting and presentations, and some supervised laboratory-based work.
As part of a larger project team, you will assist with the development and implementation of the water characterisation and environmental monitoring programme. You will also be expected to work on tasks independently when required.
UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.
The British Geological Survey (BGS), founded in 1835 is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is the world's longest-established national geological survey and the UKs premier centre for earth science information and expertise.