NIAB - National Institute of Agricultural Botany

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Fully Qualified Seed Analyst

Reference number: SV/A1187
Closing date: 25/05/2018
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Job details

We have a permanent vacancy in our Analytical Services Team, based at Cambridge for a fully qualified seed analyst. The team is involved in seed testing, seed pathology and biochemistry laboratory functions. The post holder will initially be working in the official seed testing laboratory, assisting with delivery of a wide range of laboratory based techniques on agricultural seeds. You will be responsible for the evaluation of seed samples, ensuring that current ISTA rules are applied and work meets current ISO 9001 and ISTA accreditation.

You will need GCSEs, ‘A’ levels and degree, or equivalent, with relevant experience in seed testing, both Part 1 and Laboratory Management qualifications are essential, together with the STZ qualification. You should be enthusiastic, a good team worker with a flexible approach to work; accuracy, attention to detail and good organisational skills are also a requirement. Knowledge of modern office software and quality assurance systems is required and a driving licence or access to independent means of transport would be desirable.

Starting salary in the range £21618 to £24020 per annum dependent on skills and experience. Our online application form is at: together with further details of the role. Alternatively contact HR, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0LE, Tel: 01223 342282, Email:

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