Vacancy Information

Laboratory Technicians - Full-time, Fixed Term to 31 March 2022


Location: Cambridgeshire
Closing date: 16 Aug 2020
Reference number: T/371

Job details

• 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. The job holder 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 in the range £17,316 to £20,420 per annum, dependent on skills, experience and qualifications. Further details and an application form are available at: or from the HR Office, 93 Lawrence Weaver Road, Cambridge CB3 0LE, Tel: 01223 342282, Email:, quoting Ref: T/371.  Closing date for applications: 16 August 2020.