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21st Apr

Research Technician

— Horticultural Researcher and Grower as part of a fast-growing Agri-tech company!

Location:
Shropshire, UK
Type:
Salary:
Competitive, with benefit options
Research Technician
 
Horticultural Researcher and Grower as part of a fast-growing Agri-tech company!
  • Work for a company whose mission is to ensure future food security through farming innovation.
  • Join a team of likeminded, passionate individuals who will help you develop your skillset.
  • Work in an environment that is fast-paced and has varied daily activities.
Join one of the UK’s leading Agri-tech companies as a Research Technician! Not only will you help with the delivery of research projects in a custom-built 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 a Research Technician to help ensure their continued success. This will be a fast-paced and varied role, with numerous opportunities for skill development and personal growth in an emerging sector.
 
This role will be based in Shropshire until the end of 2022, then there will be the requirement for relocation to Cambridgeshire at the start of 2023.
 
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:
  • A degree in a relevant subject, such as Biology, Plant Science, or Botany. Alternatively, you will have relevant experience within the horticultural, crop, or agronomy sector, such 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 is not essential but would be desirable for candidates to have some experience with engineering, such as experience with sensors, computer vision, software, and/or 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
  • Annual bonus based on company, team, and individual performance
  • Employee incentivisation scheme
  • 25 days holiday Bank Holidays
  • 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 for more information.
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Who's managing this role?

Imogen Turner

Imogen Turner

— Recruiter Environmental & Life Sciences

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