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14th Jul

Research Technician

— Join one of the fastest-growing Agri-tech companies in the UK as a Research Technician!

Location:
Cambridgeshire, UK
Type:
Salary:
£22,000-£26,000, though can be discussed further for exceptional candidates.
  • Work for a company whose purpose is ensuring future food security through farming innovation.
  • Join a team of likeminded, passionate individuals who will help you develop your skillset in-line with your career goals.
  • Work in an environment that is fast-paced and has varied daily activities. 
If you are an enthusiastic graduate with a passion for agriculture, Agri-tech, horticulture, or plant science, this one's for you! I am working with one of the fastest growing UK Agri-tech companies to find two Research Technicians. Within this position, you will not only help with the delivery of projects in a custom-built horticultural research centre, you’ll also be contributing to the future of crop production in a fast-paced and highly varied environment.

In-line with the clients’ growth, the team are looking to add two motivated and enthusiastic graduates that are available to start from October. This position will be based in Cambridgeshire and will be a fast-paced and varied role, with numerous opportunities for skill development and personal growth in an emerging sector. Once you are up to speed with the daily activities, you will have the opportunity to specialise, with career development available within the horticultural, microbiology, Agri-tech, or data sectors.
 
What you’ll be doing:

The role will be highly varied and encompasses growing, research, facility maintenance and administrative tasks, including but not limited to:
  • Assisting with research centre operations, such as trial preparation, growing crops, maintenance of equipment, data collection, record keeping, and liaising with external partners.
  • Post-harvest testing, including the assessment of plant physiological function and quality.
  • Monitoring of nutrient dynamics and altering nutrient concentrations as required to ensure plant quality and yield are maximised, in-line with a growth plan.
  • Sample collection for internal and external analysis, data collection, and reporting from different trial condition variations.
  • Daily crop checks and system monitoring, to ensure continued plant health and growth.
  • Specialist equipment maintenance, including upkeep and calibration. In addition to this, the monitoring of equipment function and performance to ensure that defects and non-conformities are addressed quickly and safely.
  • Adhering to health and safety protocols by assisting with the cleaning, disinfection, and microbial monitoring of system components.
  • Contributing to the writing and updating company SOP (Standing Operating Procedures)
 
What experience you’ll need to apply:
  • An undergradute degree in a relevant subject, including Biology, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Agronomy, Environmental Engineering, Soil Science, or alternative. 
  • Relevant experience within the horticultural, crop, or agronomy sector, such as activities as a grower or crop background.
  • Experience working with plants, in either an analysis, data collection, growth, cultivation, and/or processing capacity. It would also be beneficial to have a working understanding of plant nutritional requirements and inputs that influence growth and yield.
  • It would be desirable for the successful candidate to have experience with machine maintenance, whether this was based in a lab, field, operation, factory, or alternative. 
  • It would be desirable for the successful candidate to have some experience with engineering, such as experience with sensors, computer vision, software, and electronics.
You will be very enthusiastic and have exceptional attention to detail. You will be able to work in a flexible environment, and switch between tasks quickly. You will be able to manage challenges in a calm and efficient manner. 
 
What you’ll get in return for your experience:
Not only will you join one of the fastest growing and most exciting Agri-tech businesses in the UK, but you will be part of a great team who will support and enhance your career and skillset development. You will have the opportunity to develop yourself, broadening your knowledge and capabilities within the Agri-tech sector whilst ensuring future food security and sustainability.
  • Competitive base salary of up to £26,000, with further room for discussion for exceptional candidates.
  • Personalised skill development within the horticultural, microbiology, Agri-tech, or data sector, depending on your career goals.
  • Annual bonus based on company, team, and individual performance.
  • Employee incentivisation scheme.
  • 25 days holiday Bank Holidays (33 total).
  • Private medical insurance through Vitality for you and dependants.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Employee benefits programme with Bravo benefits.
  • Home office equipment allowance.
What's next?
If you would like to work as a Research Technician in a varied role within an exciting and fast-growing Agri-tech company, please apply for the position or get in touch with Imogen Turner (imogen.t@adlib-recruitment.co.uk) for more information. Please get in touch if you have any questions regarding the role experience requirements, as there is flexibility within the job spec. 

 
 
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Who's managing this role?

Imogen Turner

Imogen Turner

— Recruiter Environmental & Life Sciences

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