Advertising Salary:
Salary ranging from £24225 to £26573 based on experience.
Location
AL5 2JQ, Herts, UK
Work Area
Science Capabilities
Closing Date
09 Dec 2022
Overview Of Role

This position of Scientific Technician will support research developed by the Soil Carbon Group, part of the Sustainable Soils and Crops Strategic area. The selected candidate will be working on projects monitoring crop yields, soil carbon and nutrient dynamics in agricultural systems under different management practices and the relationship between soil pore architecture and carbon and microbiome dynamics. 
 
The main duties of the position will involve laboratory and field work, including:
Assisting in setting up or dismantling field experiments at the beginning and end of each growing season
Collecting soil, water, gas, and crop samples from the field throughout the year and their subsequent processing for various chemical analysis
Performing various chemical extractions of plant and soil samples using standard methods
General laboratory duties to ensure smooth running of laboratories
Ensuring accurate completion of documentation such as records
Inputting and performing simple numerical calculations and data summarisation.
 
The post is for a 3 year fixed term, for 37 hours per week. Salary for the role will range between £24,225 and £26,573 per annum.
 
Rothamsted offer a generous pension scheme, and 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays) amongst other benefits of working with us. 

The vacancy will close on 9 December, with interviews held shortly after.

     

    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.

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