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Scientific Officer

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location England (East Anglia) - UK
Town/City Boxworth
Salary Additional Information £16920 - £18800
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 10/07/2009
Company Name ADAS
Contact Name HR
Email Jacky.Harmer@adas.co.uk
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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urpose of the Job: To work as a member of the team in assisting with setting up and undertaking glasshouse, laboratory, nursery, field and plot experiments within ADAS R&D programmes on crop production/protection and agri-environmental issues. 

Key Responsibilities will include:

·        Assist research scientists in the planning and costing of new projects.
·        Take the lead in delivering a number of assigned research projects.
·        Responsible for the delivery of delegated projects to the protocol milestones
         and procedures.
·        Marking out and preparation of study sites to protocol requirements.
·        Identify and organise staff resource required for assigned projects to ensure
         work is delivered in a timely manner.
·        Sampling of plants and growing media
·        Collect, assess and process plant, soils and water samples.
·        Carry out work as described in SOP’s and protocols such as treatment
         applications, agronomic and crop damage scores.
·        Collect data to AIMS standards.
·        Input data onto computer systems.
·        Validation, collation and management of data according to AIMS guidelines. 
·        Routine statistical analysis of data using Genstat software.
·        Tabulation of results from analysis.
·        Draft the methods and results sections of experiment reports.
·        Responsible for liaising with host farmers and growers when undertaking
         research projects, or collecting plant samples
·        Maintain designated experimental facilities and maintenance and calibration of
·        Maintain stocks of designated consumables.
·        Functionally manage colleagues and fee-paid staff whilst working on assigned

Personal Qualities, Skills and Experience: 

·       Ability to follow procedures and instructions in a meticulous approach.
·       Good knowledge of agriculture and horticulture machinery operations, including
        experience of operating tractors, machinery and preferably plot combines
·       Laboratory or field experience
·       Educated to at least Diploma level in agriculture, horticulture or other biological
        science is essential.
·       Spray certificate desirable (PA1 and PA6).
·       Interpersonal skills - team player, able to communicate effectively with
        colleagues and clients.
·       Ability to work alone and as part of a team.
·       A flexible approach to work.
·       Organise work – able to prioritise work to ensure deadlines are met.
·       Good numerical ability and accuracy.
·       Experience of data handling and inputting.
·       A full driving licence. 
·       Keyboard skills – knowledge of basic word processing and data entry
        in Microsoft Word and Excel.
·       Email experience and knowledge of using the Internet.
·       Desire to learn new and varied skills.

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. 

How to apply
Please send your CV and a covering letter by email to
Jacky.Harmer@adas.co.uk, or by post to Jacky Harmer, ADAS Boxworth, Battlegate Road Boxworth, Cambridge, CB23 4NN. 

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