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Rothamsted Research

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Field Trials Technician - Spraying Lead

Salary Details:
£24,225 to £26,573
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Closing Date:
30 Sep 2019
Overview Of Role

Rothamsted Research is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, organised and adaptable person to assist with our work on applied arable field trials. The work will involve mostly field related tasks, including machinery operation and maintenance, data recording and applications of treatments and 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. Experience of crop spraying will be essential for this role, but training will be provided were necessary. The work will involve paid overtime during peak periods when it is essential to complete field work in good conditions and to a high standard.

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 an indefinite full-time position and has a competitive salary plus overtime.


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.