Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University

Pig Unit Technical Science Officer

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Pig Unit Technical Science Officer Future Farm Location: Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB

Salary: £27,181 to £29,605 per annum The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience Post Type: Full Time Closing Date: Wednesday 17 April 2024 Reference: MS-1369A

As a key part of the Future Farm, the Pig Technical Science Officer will contribute to high standards of care for the pig unit, including hygiene, fertility, production, nutrition, and general animal husbandry. We are looking for motivated team members, with a willingness to develop new skills.

Previous experience of working with livestock is a requirement for the role, though training will be provided.

Please note that accommodation is not available for this role, so local candidates must be able to commute to the University Campus at Newport, TF10 8NB

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made by sending a full Curriculum Vitae and supporting statement, which clearly highlights how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, to Jayne Weaver, Recruitment Advisor via email at [email protected] by no later than midnight on 17 April 2024.

Candidates should ensure that they provide full details of the name, postal address, email address and telephone number of two referees, including present or most recent employer.

Should you require any assistance completing your application, please contact [email protected]

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Job details


Pig Unit Technical Science Officer


Harper Adams University


United Kingdom


March 28, 2024

Application deadline

April 17, 2024

Job type



Agricultural Science,Medicine,Physics

About the employer

Harper Adams University is a public university in Shropshire, England. It was established in 1901 and is a specialist higher education institution for the studies of agriculture and farming.

There are more than 50 foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and students come from over 30 countries.

The university is set within a 550-hectare working farm. Other facilities on campus include the Bamford Library, the Postgraduate and Professional Development Centre, the Frank Parkinson Farm Education Centre and Frontier's Crop Centre among others.

Undergraduate courses are offered in 11 departments: agriculture; animal sciences; applied biology; business and agri-food; countryside, environment, wildlife and geography; engineering; food science, technology and innovation; real estate, property, and land management; veterinary nursing; veterinary physiotherapy and zoology.

The university has been recognised for its research quality in a number of different areas including management of soil and water, crop disease resistance, agricultural technology and livestock carbon footprint reduction among others.

There are four themed balls throughout the year for students: the Fresher's Ball, the Christmas Ball, Paddy's Ball and the Summer Ball. There are also a number of social facilities on campus including Graze Cafe, Kaldi Cafe, Pam's Pantry, The Feed Store, The Welly Inn, Main Bar and the Conference Dining Hall.

There are a variety of sports clubs that students can join including rugby, shooting, football, hockey, fencing, netball, motorsport and many others.

The university has exchange programmes with institutions in America, New Zealand, Japan and the EU. Students must achieve at least a 60 per cent pass rate in the first year to be able to study abroad for six months during the placement year.

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