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Assistant Research Technicians

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Sectors Arboriculture, Forestry, Horticulture
Location England (South West) - UK
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 17/01/2014
Company Name ADAS
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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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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ADAS, the UK’s largest provider of expert solutions and policy advice on agricultural and environmental issues, is seeking to recruit Technicians at ADAS Rosemaund, Herefordshire. The positions are full time, but fixed term for a period of 6-7 months starting March 2014 onwards


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:

  • ·         be able to follow procedures and instructions in a meticulous approach.
  • ·         have a good knowledge of agriculture and horticulture, including experience of operating tractors and machinery is desirable.
  • ·         be able to communicate effectively with colleagues, having good interpersonal skills, contributing positively to a team
  • ·         have a flexible approach to work.
  • ·         be able to prioritise work to ensure deadlines are met.
  • ·         have a full driving licence (ability to tow a trailer advantageous)
  • ·         have a working knowledge of Microsoft excel and word including data entry




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 £14,419 p.a.


Location  ADAS  Boxworth, Battlegate Road, Boxworth, Cambridge, CB23 4NN


How to apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter by email to Linda.Pergande@adas.co.uk, or by post to Linda Pergande, ADAS Boxworth, Battlegate Road, Boxworth, Cambridge, CB23 4NN. The closing date for applications is Friday 17th January 2014

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