Are you interested in working with seeds in a laboratory-based environment?
NIAB is an independent science organisation, providing a range of research and technical services to the agricultural, horticultural and food sectors.
You will join a team in our Official Seed Testing Laboratory, part of the Analytical Services Team, currently located at NIAB Park Farm, a new purpose-built laboratory facility in Histon, Cambridge.
You will work in a laboratory setting with a wide range of agricultural species, where you will receive on-the job training. The role will play an important part in the support of a team of qualified seed analysts; these duties include sample preparation, planting, media preparation, data entry and maintenance of laboratory standards, all carried out to ISTA (International Seed Testing Association) specifications.
You must be well organised and methodical, a good team worker with an eye for detail; and able to follow strict procedures and safety rules, to eliminate contamination of test samples, also manage high workload peaks. Some experience of working in a laboratory environment is desirable.
Starting salary is in the range of £17,316 to £20,420 per annum, dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.
Further details and an application form are available.
Please quote the job reference on your application.
Closing date: 16 August 2020.
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