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Field Trial & Livestock Technician - Field Operations

Salary Details:
North Wyke
Work Area:
Closing Date:
28 Feb 2020
Overview Of Role
The role of Field Trial & Livestock Technician is within the multidisciplinary Research Farm team providing support to scientific research projects focused on investigating the sustainability of grassland and arable agriculture.

Specific duties in this role will include tractor driving and associated machinery operations, using precision agricultural equipment to apply fertilisers, manures, and plant protection products (PPP) to our grassland and arable farm, field and plot scale experiments; regular stock checking, feeding and bedding of livestock; handling cattle and sheep used in grazing and housed feeding trials; maintaining and harvesting small plot experiments; the collection, processing and analysis of environmental samples; working with the wider Farm Research team to help during busy periods, for example silaging, harvest, lambing and calving. A strong emphasis is placed on the quality of data recording and capture for all activities.

The role includes the provision of paid overtime at busy periods and weekends (typically 1 in 3) and on-site housing at subsidised rental if required/available.

This position is initially available for 3 years and attracts a starting salary in the range £24,225 to £26,573 per annum.
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.  Rothamsted Research values its commitment to equality and diversity in its workforce and we particularly encourage applications from women, disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented within the organisation.