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Rothamsted Research

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Field Trials Assistant

Salary Details:
£18,841 per annum, plus overtime.
Location:
Harpenden
Work Area:
Farms
Closing Date:
03 May 2019
Overview Of Role
Rothamsted Research is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, organised and adaptable person to assist with our work on applied arable trials and commercial crops.  The work will involve field related tasks, including data recording, applications of treatments and machinery operation on a wide range of crops.

The successful candidate will need to be physically fit, have good attention to detail and have a genuine interest in field trials. The role will involve use of standard agricultural equipment as well as specialised plot machinery and a variety of computer software packages. The work is undertaken throughout the year and will involve paid overtime during peak periods.

To be successful in this role you will need to be self-motivated, have a flexible approach to work, have an agriculturally related qualification and recent experience of modern agricultural systems and machinery. Experience of field trials and GPS systems would be an advantage. You will also need good communication skills to liaise with work colleagues and scientific staff to ensure that the required high quality of work is achieved.

This is initially a 12 month contract and has a starting salary of £18,841 per annum, plus overtime. 
 
Interviews to be held on either 15th, 22nd or 29th May 2019
About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.