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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location England (East Anglia) - UK
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 11/11/2011
Company Name ADAS
Contact Name HR
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Job Title: Ecotoxicologist
Business Unit: ADAS Environment Group
Location: Boxworth 
Pay Level: £19,044 - £36,764 (dependant on experience)
Contract Type: Fixed term (1 Year)

Purpose of the job: 
To support the provision of research & consultancy services in the area of regulatory Ecotoxicology, with an emphasis on the terrestrial environment. This is primarily a desk based role.

Key challenges:
• The candidate must be able to get to grips with new subject areas, developing technical know-how alongside commercial awareness.
• Supervision will be given but the candidate must be self motivated and willing to learn across a broad subject area. Strong analytical skills required. The candidate must be able to make sound decisions, for example as to the quality & relevance of data gathered.
• Overall workload will be organised by the line manager, but the candidate will be required to investigate issues under their own initiative. 
• The candidate will be required to attend meetings with clients after appropriate training/induction period, under supervision of senior colleagues. 

Key Responsibilities:
• Undertake routine chemical risk assessments for vertebrate & invertebrate wildlife (agrochemicals, veterinary medicines, biocides, general chemicals)
• Conduct detailed literature reviews to support commercial and Government-funded projects
• Apply ecological knowledge to regulatory issues
• Interpret and summarise chemical exposure and effects data
• To write clear and concise technical and analytical reports
• Support the development of project proposals and concept notes
• Provision of statistical support to the wider group
• Maintenance of compliance with relevant quality systems

Experience and Skills:
• 1-2 years’ experience of regulatory risk assessment experience or experience of regulatory test methods for non-target organisms 
• Graduate in Zoology, Ecology or closely related discipline or equivalent
• Demonstrable knowledge of a relevant area, e.g. arthropods, soil organisms, vertebrates, aquatic organisms, higher plants
• Strong analytical skills required
• Basic understanding of agricultural processes & crop protection
• Ability to: act on own initiative; learn new concepts; give attention to detail
• Proven ability to write clear and thorough literature reviews
• Effective communicator
• Report writing experience
• Flexible approach
• A full UK driving licence

• Relevant post graduate qualification or equivalent
• Statistical expertise

Training will be provided to the successful candidate. We would seek proof of written work and relevant technical knowledge. There is considerable potential for development of this role. 

How to apply:
Please send your CV and covering letter to Stacey Welch, ADAS Preston, 16 Eastway Business Village, Olivers Place, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9WT, Tel 01772 706224 or e-mail to stacey.welch@adas.co.uk. 

The closing date for applications is 4pm on Friday 11th November 2011.

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