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Assistant Research Technician - High Mowthorpe

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location England (Yorkshire & Humberside) - UK
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 10/02/2012
Company Name ADAS
Contact Name HR
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Directory Entry : ADAS is the UK's largest independent provider of environmental consultancy, rural development services and policy advice.
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Assistant Research Technician

ADAS, the UK’s largest provider of expert solutions and policy advice on agricultural and environmental issues, is seeking to recruit Assistant Research Technicians at ADAS High Mowthorpe, North Yorkshire. The positions are full time, but fixed term for a period of 6 months starting March 2012.

You will be working as a member of the team responsible for setting up and undertaking field and plot experiments as part of the ADAS R&D agricultural, horticultural and agri-environmental programmes. Duties will involve a wide range of practical tasks, such as sampling and disease monitoring of plants and other scientific work.

Key Responsibilities will include:

• Assist with marking out and preparation of study sites in the field to protocol requirements.
• Assist with observations/assessments such as monitoring and identifying invertebrates, diseases and weeds.
• Sampling, preparation and processing of plant, soil and water samples.
• Carry out work as described in SOPs and protocols such as treatment applications, agronomic and crop damage scores.
• Assist with the delivery of working to contracts such as harvesting of plots, compilation and collation of results.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Experience:

• Ability to follow procedures and instructions in a meticulous fashion.
• Knowledge of agriculture and horticulture, including experience of operating tractors and machinery is desirable.
• Interpersonal skills - team player, able to communicate effectively with colleagues.
• A flexible approach to work.
• Organise work – able to prioritise work to ensure deadlines are met.
• GCSE English and Maths preferred
• A full driving licence is essential 
• Keyboard skills – knowledge of basic word processing and data entry in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Normal hours of work are 37 per week net of meal breaks. Normal office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. A flexible approach to work is needed as there will be a requirement to work overtime (evenings and weekends) during busy periods.

Salary: £13,999 p.a.

Location: ADAS High Mowthorpe, Duggleby, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8BP

How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter to Lisa.Hallington@adas.co.ukor by post to Lisa Hallington ADAS Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale, Mansfield, Nottingham, NG20 9PD. The closing date for applications is Friday 10th February 2012.

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