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Breeding Trial & Seed Production Technician - East Anglia - S272

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De Lacy Executive is looking to recruit a Breeding Trial and Seed Production Technician in East Anglia for a progressive and dynamic company. This role is on offer due to continuing expansion of variety selection work, working within the R&D team. The job will involve assisting with the day-to-day running of specialist, cereal breeding field trials, ear selection rows and early generation cereal seed multiplication. The ideal candidate will have relevant experience of field trials and/or seed multiplication, have good competence with MS Office and be capable of supervising other staff at key periods in the season. This is a varied and expanding role, offering an opportunity for career development within a progressive and dynamic company. The role will offer training, an attractive remuneration package and further career development opportunities within one of the UK's leading arable technology provider.

Role Overview:

  • To assist the winter wheat breeder by being responsible for the day to day running of the winter wheat Ear Row nursery.
  • To assist the Trials Manager (Seed) in the day-to-day running of breeder and official variety field trials on cereals and oilseeds.
  • To supervise the early generation seed production work in conjunction with the Trials Managers and Seed Teams.
  • The role will involve working closely alongside the Trials Manager, Wheat Breeder and other staff.
  • Supervision of both permanent and seasonal temporary staff will be necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ear Row Nursery - in close co-operation with the Wheat Breeder
  • Co-ordination of seed preparation
  • Co-ordination and supervision of nursery harvest
  • Day to Day Running of Breeder and Official trials
  • Ordering and co-ordination of seed stocks in preparation for drilling
  • Co-ordination, preparation and despatch of all trial seed for entries into RL and NL trials
  • Early Generation Seed Production

Qualifications & Skills/Experience Required:

  • Experience of field trials and/or seed multiplication.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexibly and accurately to tight timescales.
  • Excellent analytical skills with a high attention to detail / accuracy.
  • Proficient using MS Office packages.

Competitive package with benefits available for the right candidate.

To apply: Please e-mail your CV and covering letter (in Word or RTF format please, not PDF) to sarahmilburn@delacyexecutive.co.uk.

For more information please call: Sarah Milburn on Office: 01885 483440, DDI: 01885 485527, Mobile: 07875 197 231.

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