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Wheat Experimental Summer Worker

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic individual to join the John Innes Centre as a Wheat Experimental Summer Worker.

The role

We are seeking a Summer Worker to work mainly outside at our field trials sites at Bawburgh and Morley.

The main activities of the post will involve:

  • Assisting with field-scoring and other field work prior to harvest as required
  • Assisting with harvesting of wheat trials
  • Sampling and analysis of seed post-harvest
  • Assisting with preparation of seeds for autumn sowing

The ideal candidate

The ideal candidate will possess 5 GCSEs grades A*-C, or equivalent, and have a keen interest in plant science and husbandry. A degree in Biology or Agriculture is desirable. A driving license is essential as regular, independent travel between a number of John Innes Centre sites is a requirement of the post. The candidate must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time.

Additional information

Salary on appointment will be within the range £18,720 to £22,900 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a full time post for a period of 20 weeks, starting on 17th June 2019.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Note, this post does not meet UKVI requirements to provide tier 2 visa sponsorship.

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 14516.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity.  As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. The John Innes Centre is also proud to hold a Gold Award from Athena SWAN and is a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

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