View All VacanciesResearch Assistant (Part-Time 18.50 hours per week, fixed term until 31
September 2023)Agriculture & Environment Location: Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary: £26,642 to £28,929 per annum, pro rata The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience. Post Type: Part Time Contract Type: Fixed Term - until 31 September 2023 Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 26 May 2023 Reference: NC-892A
The CERC team provides technical support to those working and studying within the University, alongside conducting commercial research on a range of crops.
This role will directly support in the delivery of an Innovate UK (UKRI) funded project, working alongside multiple partners including a local farmer, Soil Association and RSK ADAS environmental consultancy. The project began in July 2022 and will conclude at the end of September 2023. This contract will run until 31st September 2023 and will include 2.5 days per week.
Harper Adams University is focusing on a combination of field and glasshouse trials testing the feasibility of growing organic tree species from seed for the tree nursery industry. Field and glasshouse studies are assessing the germination, plant health, potential yield and cost of growing 5 tree species under certified organic conditions at different pH and irrigation levels.
We are looking to recruit a self-motivated individual to our team. The role will involve liaising directly with the landowner and project lead, providing regular updates to the project team, collecting data in the field and glasshouse and writing the final report delivering the findings of the study. The role will be supported by academics from the university as well as the CERC team.
Whilst experience in crop production and writing up of academic research is desirable, individuals who do not have this experience but are practical, well-motivated, enthusiastic and can demonstrate a willingness and ability to develop new skills are welcomed. Driving license is a requirement.
If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Nick Covarr via email [email protected]Further details: Candidate Information Pack