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Assistant Research Technicians - Terrington

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location England (East Anglia) - UK
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 27/01/2012
Company Name ADAS
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Assistant Research Technicians

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 Terrington, Norfolk. 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 environmental programmes. Duties will involve a wide range of practical tasks, such as sampling soil, water and plant material, disease monitoring of plants and other scientific work.

Key Responsibilities will include:
• Assist with marking out and preparation of field study sites to protocol requirements.
• Assist with observations/assessments such as monitoring and identifying invertebrates, plant diseases and weeds.
• Sampling, preparation and processing of plant, soil and water samples.
• Carry out work as described in S.O.P.s and protocols such as treatment applications, agronomic and crop damage scores.
• Assist with the harvesting of plots, compilation of data and collation of results.

Personal Qualities, Skills and Experience:
• Ability to follow procedures and instructions in a meticulous fashion.
• Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team and to communicate effectively with colleagues.
• A flexible approach to work.
• Ability to organise work schedules and to prioritise work to ensure deadlines are met.
• GCSE English and Maths preferred
• A full driving licence is essential
• A working knowledge of the Microsoft Word and Excel
• A knowledge of agriculture and horticulture, including experience of operating tractors and machinery is desirable

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 Terrington, Bentinck Farm, Rhoon Road, Terrington St Clement, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE34 4HZ

How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter to Lisa.Hallington@adas.co.uk or by post to Lisa Hallington ADAS UK Ltd, Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 9PD. The closing date for applications is Friday 27th January 2012.

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