VACANCY: Technical Post in Geoinformatics at the University of Lincoln

By 20th September 2019 March 27th, 2020 Jobs
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Technician – *this post is now closed*

School of Geography

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £23,754 per annum
This post is full time at 37 hours per week.
Closing Date:   Sunday 13 October 2019
Interview Date:   Wednesday 06 November 2019
Reference:  COS651A

The University of Lincoln in September 2016 established a new School of Geography within the College of Science, with the first cohort of undergraduate students joining in September 2017. The School has developed interdisciplinary programmes in Physical and Human Geography, complementary to, and extending the University’s existing portfolio.

The School of Geography’s research and teaching focus is on the ‘Inhabited Earth’ with particular emphasis on the safety and health aspects of global environments and livelihoods. With the world’s population divided between urban centres and rural populations, we also include social issues that affect both, such as crime and deprivation, as well as pollution and natural hazards notably floods and droughts.

There are close links with the new interdisciplinary Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health as it is our intention that our students become technically and conceptually equipped by linking their learning to this research environment. Their lives and capabilities will be enhanced by close relationships with academics who are confronting 21st century practical environmental challenges.

Technician posts are key to establishing a dynamic and modern science environment for the academic Schools. We are seeking an individual with specialist skills in spatial analysis and data visualisation, as well as the technical expertise to maintain IT facilities and provide high quality support for our taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and research. You will be dynamic and adaptable with a ‘can do’ approach. You will demonstrate a dedication to working within multidisciplinary teams and an enthusiasm for success, working flexibly as appropriate. Where applicable training in specific techniques and processes will form part of your personal development plan.

As an applicant for this post, you will:

  • have a scientific background in Geography, Geoinformatics, Computer Science, or related disciplines
  • have skills in a range of areas, including;
    • spatio-temporal data analysis using Geographic Information Systems and Excel
    • development of innovative solutions to spatio-temporal data analysis
    • production of publication-quality figures and maps
    • collection, processing and interpretation of drone data for environmental analysis
    • basic programming skills (R, Python, Matlab or others) – preferable, but not essential
  • have experience of working in both an IT/GIS-environment
  • have an enthusiastic and flexible approach to work
  • have the potential to further develop your skills across the broad spectrum of attributes required for a technical role

The University of Lincoln is a visionary, ambitious institution and you will be working in the heart of a thriving, historic, safe and friendly city.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Mark Macklin via email,

The University of Lincoln is an institutional member of the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU).  We hold an institutional Bronze Award for our Gender Equality work (Athena SWAN) and we have a growing number of Schools who are Bronze Award holders, in addition we are currently working towards recognition under the Race Equality Charter Mark.    

We are proud to state that we positively welcome applications from across all sections and backgrounds of society as this means that we can continue to have a diverse staff and student community and deliver a study and work environment that is truly dynamic and engaging.

This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Tier 2.