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Research Technicians (3 posts)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 17/08/2012
Company Name ADAS
Contact Name HR
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Career opportunity for Research Technicians (3 Posts)

ADAS, the UK’s largest provider of expert solutions and policy advice on agricultural and environmental issues, is seeking to recruit 3 Research Technicians at ADAS Boxworth, Cambridgeshire. The positions are full time and permanent.

You will be working as a member of the team setting up and undertaking field, plot, glasshouse and laboratory research trials 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: 
• Contribute to the delivery of a number of research projects.
• Carrying out observations/assessments, such as monitoring and identifying plant diseases and weeds.
• Collection, preparation and processing of plant, soil and water samples.
• Marking out and preparation of study sites to protocol requirements.
• Laboratory and glasshouse work, using a range of specialist equipment.
• Carry out work as described in SOPs and protocols such as treatment applications, agronomic and crop damage scores.
• Collection and inputting of data onto computer systems.
• Tabulation of results from analysis.
• Liaising with host farmers and growers when undertaking research projects, or collecting plant samples
• Maintaining designated experimental facilities and maintenance and calibration of equipment
• Delivery of project work such as harvesting of plots, compilation and collation of results.

Candidates will 
• have a working knowledge of agriculture/horticulture practices underpinned by a scientific background and the ability to work in a meticulous and methodical manner.
• have a flexible approach to work and an enthusiasm for working in laboratory, glasshouse or field environments. 
• manage their time effectively in order to meet deadlines
• have the appropriate communication skills necessary to work in a team situation
• have a full UK driving licence
• have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office

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: £15,544 - £17,271, Prospect of Promotion

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

How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter to Lisa.Hallington@adas.co.ukor by post to Lisa Hallington, ADAS UK Ltd, Gleadthorpe, Meden Vale, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 9PD. The closing date for applications is Friday 17th August 2012

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