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Assistant Research Technicians

Job Reference: 51409772-2
Date Posted: 10 January 2018
Recruiter: RSK ADAS Ltd
Location: Hereford, Herefordshire
Salary: On Application
Sector: Primary Industry
Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

ADAS provide expert solutions and policy advice on agricultural and environmental issues. Our Soils, Crops and Water Business carry out a wide range of technical field, glasshouse and laboratory studies in a wide range of agricultural and horticultural crops, specialising in Crop Pathology, Physiology, Soils and Nutrition, Entomology and Weeds.

We have vacancies for a number of Assistant Research Technicians, looking to gain knowledge and experience in a research environment. Contracts will be for a period of 5-6 months, preferably commencing in March/April 2018, with a potential opportunities of full time employment thereafter. 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 programs.

Successful candidates

will need to be prepared to be hands-on' and learn skills on the job,

their duties will include a wide range of practical tasks, such as sampling and disease monitoring of plants, assisting marking out and preparation of studies, application of treatments, including spraying of chemicals onto trials, assessments and observations, preparation and processing of plant, soil and water samples, harvesting of plots and collection on processing of data.

Successful candidates will either have a qualification in an agricultural, horticultural, or plant based science subject, or be able to demonstrate an interest and willingness to learn skills in these areas. Candidates will be required to work 40 hours a week. Due to the seasonal nature of the work a flexible approach is needed, as there will be a requirement to work overtime (evenings and weekends) during busy periods to ensure scientific objectives are met, and delivery within suitable weather conditions are optimised. A full driving licence to drive manual vehicles in the UK is essential.

In Return

we offer a pro rata salary of £14,750 - £16,500, depending on experience.payment for additional hours worked.We encourage continuing professional development.As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees.We want to provide a broad understanding of the job which can lead into permanent employment.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area.

Candidates should confirm this and which location/s they wish to be considered for when applying.

Applications should include a CV and covering letterClosing date for applications is Monday 29th January 2018

RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

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