Technical Assistant

Impington, Cambridge
£19,626 to £25,896 pa
13 Nov 2020
29 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Assistant

Impington, Cambridge

Ref: SV/A1164

Are you interested in plants and agriculture? Do you have a good eye for detail and a flexible approach to work? Would you enjoy a varied working environment?

NIAB is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic Technical Assistant to support delivery of the DUS and Seed Certification programs. Work is focused on the assessment and description of agricultural plant varieties and involves sample handling, trial set-up and drilling, recording of plant characteristics and crop inspections. The role involves extensive fieldwork, along with associated office, laboratory and glasshouse duties. Outside work takes place in all seasons and some tasks are physically demanding.

NIAB is keen to speak with self-motivated candidates who possess strong communication skills, a proven ability to deliver as part of a team, and a keen eye for detail. A relevant degree in agriculture, agronomy or plant science is desirable but may not be necessary for the right individual. Previous experience in running field trials and/or data collection in an outdoor environment would be desirable but full training will be provided. The position requires a current full UK driving licence and willingness to travel to trials and crops away from NIAB HQ.

This is a permanent, full-time position with flexible working hours. The role is based at NIAB’s new facilities at Park Farm, Impington with free parking and close access to Cambridge’s cycle route and guided busway. Starting salary will be in the range of £19,626 to £25,896 pa, dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.

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Closing date: 29 November 2020.

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