Cereals Trials Technician

Thriplow near Cambridge
Competitive salary
19 Feb 2021
31 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Cereals Trials Technician

We at KWS UK Ltd. are looking to recruit at the earliest opportunity a Cereals Trials Technician for a full-time, permanent position, based in Thriplow near Cambridge. 

As part of the Trials Team you will be involved with yield trials and other plant breeding operations essential for the successful development of new varieties. Reporting to the Trials Manager your main responsibility will be leading the Wheat Trials Operations.  


This main role will involve:

  • Liaising with Plant Breeders on their trial requirements.
  • Planning, preparing and drilling of wheat trial plots.
  • Vermin control and protection of trial plots.
  • Plot scoring and data collection.
  • Setting up of trials onto KWS database systems.
  • Timely harvest of trial plots.
  • Presentation of statistically analysed data to the breeders.
  • Supervision and training of casual and student staff in tasks required to complete your work.


Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Support to other members of the trials team with yield trials of other Cereal, Oilseed and Root crops.
  • Support to other Technical teams in all other plant breeding operations.


Your profile:

  • Relevant trials experience and a driving license are required.
  • Agricultural or similar University/College education.
  • PA 1 and 11, Counterbalance forklift and telehandler licenses are essential for the job role (willingness to join training if skills are not possessed yet).
  • Trustworthiness, reliability, good team leadership skills and a high level of motivation.
  • Good literacy, numeracy and knowledge of Microsoft Excel are required and knowledge of databases would be beneficial.
  • Desire to take on areas of responsibility and progress your career.
  • Good team-work, communication and organization skills as well as flexibility.
  • Willingness to work extended hours during harvest, drilling and other peak periods.


Do you recognise yourself in this profile? Then we would like to get to know you and look forward to receiving your online application?

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