Closing Date - Monday 25th January 2021
Location: ADAS Boxworth, Cambridgshire, ADAS Gleadthorpe, Nottinghamshire, ADAS High Mowthorpe, North Yorkshire, ADAS Llanfan, Ceredigion, ADAS Rosemaund, Herefordshire and ADAS Starcross, Devon
Salary: £15,500 – £19,000, depending on experience
ADAS provide expert solutions and policy advice on agricultural and environmental issues. Our Soils, Crops and Water Business carry out a wide range of technical field, glasshouse and laboratory studies in a wide range of agricultural crops, specialising in Crop Pathology, Physiology, Soils and Nutrition, Entomology and Weeds.
We have vacancies for a number of Research Technicians, looking to gain knowledge and experience in a research environment. Contracts will be for a period of 5-6 months, preferably commencing in March/April 2021, with potential opportunities of full-time employment thereafter. You will be working as a member of the team responsible for setting up and undertaking field and plot experiments as part of the ADAS R&D agricultural and agri-environmental programs.
Successful candidates will need to be prepared to be ‘hands-on’ and learn skills on the job, their duties will include a wide range of practical tasks, such as sampling and disease monitoring of plants, assisting marking out and preparation of studies, application of treatments, including spraying of chemicals onto trials, assessments and observations, preparation and processing of plant, soil and water samples, harvesting of plots and collection and processing of data
Successful candidates will either have a qualification in an agricultural, horticultural, or plant-based science subject, or be able to demonstrate an interest and willingness to learn skills in these areas. Candidates will be required to work 40 hours a week. Due to the seasonal nature of the work, a flexible approach is needed, as there will be a requirement to work overtime (evenings and weekends) during busy periods to ensure scientific objectives are met, and delivery within suitable weather conditions are optimized. A full driving licence to drive manual vehicles in the UK is essential. Opportunities may arise for permanent positions during and after the fixed term period.
In return, we offer a pro-rata salary of £15,500 – £19,000, depending on experience, with payment for additional hours worked. We encourage continuing professional development. As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. We want to provide a broad understanding of the job which can lead to permanent employment.
How to apply
To apply for this position please visit the RSK Group careers portal and click ‘apply’. A personal online account will be set up so you can review the progress of your application. If you require any additional information about the role please contact Lisa Hallington, HR Business Partner on 07384 212094 or email email@example.com. Closing date for applications is Monday 25th January 2021.
All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK. Candidates should confirm this and which location/s they wish to be considered for when applying. Candidates may apply for all posts with a single application, or specify which site/s they wish to be considered for.
RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work, and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.
RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer
For more information about ADAS and the RSK Group visit www.adas.uk and www.rskgroup.com