The role will be based at Grow It York in Spark*York (Piccadilly, YO1 9PB). You will be a member of the Department of Biology, which is one of the UK's leading Biology departments, and we are renowned internationally for our research. This is combined with a commitment to teaching and outstanding student satisfaction, and we have been recognised consistently for our family-friendly policies and are proud of our Athena SWAN Gold Award. We aim to ensure that there is a supportive culture across all staff groups and levels. We promote good practice and a strong culture of equality in higher education. Further information can be found on our website (http://www.york.ac.uk/biology/research/). We want to recruit the best people for our roles, and there is some flexibility on how the 0.4FTE of this role is split across the days of the week. Please indicate in your application your flexible working preferences (e.g. days/hours).
We are looking for a Research Technician to play a key role in running Grow It York – an urban vertical farm which is part of a multi-university project called FixOurFood. FixOurFood aims to co-create a regenerative food system for Yorkshire – a food system that delivers healthy people and a healthy planet. FixOurFood is unique in that we are working on a set of real-life action-orientated interventions and one of the interventions is the urban vertical farm, Grow It York, hosted at Spark:York. This technical position will run the indoor vertical farm and assist with research into its environmental and social impacts. We are interested in how the farm can lead to environmental benefits for local food businesses, how it could enhance consumption of leafy vegetables in the local area, and have positive social benefits for individuals and communities. You will work within a multidisciplinary team under the supervision of Dr Alana Kluczkovski and Prof Katherine Denby.
Interview date: January 19th 2022
For informal enquiries: please contact Prof. Katherine Denby on Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
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