Field Research Scientist

Location Mansfield, UK, United Kingdom
Date Posted 09/05/2024
Category Agriculture
Job Type Full-Time Vacancies
Closing Date Apply ASAP


How to Apply

ADAS, a member of RSK Group Ltd are looking to recruit a Field Research Scientist to work on a full time, permanent basis. This predominantly practical, hands-on role will be based out of our Gleadthorpe Office, Near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

ADAS is the UK’s largest provider of research and advice on agricultural and environmental issues.  With over 75 years’ experience ADAS has an amazing track record of providing agricultural, horticultural and environmental consultancy & research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector.

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.

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver practical research for a range of predominantly agricultural, but some horticultural crops, working predominantly in the disciplines of pathology, physiology, entomology, soils and nutrients, and weeds.
  • Develop specialist technical expertise to deliver on-site trial work and implement applied research and knowledge exchange.
  • Delivery of field/glasshouse/polytunnel/laboratory work and liaise with clients and colleagues to ensure on time delivery.
  • Work towards managing projects ensuring key objectives and deadlines, are met, ensuring high levels of scientific credibility and client satisfaction are achieved.
  • Assisting marking out of studies, application of treatments, collection and processing of samples, disease monitoring of plants, weed identification, spraying of chemicals onto trials, in-field assessments and observations, preparation and processing of plant, soil and water sampling, harvesting of plots and collection, processing of data.
  • Carrying out all trials related research activities, ensuring protocols are understood and all work is carried out in a consistent, scientifically valid, and reproducible fashion to enabling all trial activities are delivered to high levels of scientific credibility and defendable.

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