IODP Technician

Grade 6 £31,396 - £36,024 per annum (pro rata)
37.5 hours per week
Full time or job share considered, Fixed term until 31/12/24
Vacancy ID: 9142

About the role

This role will be part of an established team that acquires and analyses core petrophysical and downhole measurement data. You will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of petrophysical equipment as part of the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP). We are looking for someone to contribute to all IODP expedition activities of the IODP group at Leicester. The duties of this role includes the provision of operational planning and participation in ocean research drilling and coring projects. You will also spend up to two months at sea per year as part of an IODP expedition and travel to Bremen (Germany) for the onshore phase of IODP expeditions.

About you

We seek a graduate in Earth Science or related discipline with hands-on experience with scientific equipment and software. We are looking for someone who enjoys a challenge which could be outside their sphere of expertise. Ideally, you will also have a working knowledge of core physical property measurements or downhole logging. You will also have excellent analytical and technical skills, taking the initiative to solve problems, quickly and effectively.

Additional information

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Tim van Peer on

Closing date: 02 January 2024.

We anticipate that interviews will be held on Friday 19th January 2024.

The University of Leicester has been changing the world, and changing people's lives, for 100 years. When you join us, you'll become part of a community of Citizens of Change, which includes not only our staff and our current students but also thousands of Leicester graduates around the world.

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We're committed to the wellbeing of all our staff and to the sustainability of our environment, on our campus and beyond. We offer a competitive salary package, excellent pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance, along with opportunities to develop your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

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