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Trainee Forage Scientist

Posted on Jan 17, 2019 by Anonymous

Lancashire, Lancashire United Kingdom
Research & Development
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
A market-leader in the development and production of animal feeds is looking for a trainee scientist to join their team. This opportunity is the ideal opportunity for graduates with a background in analytical chemistry to get involved with the agricultural industry, gaining invaluable experience with state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge analytical techniques.

Job Title: Graduate Forage Scientist

Reference No: 234675

Location: Lancashire
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £16k - £20k

The main duties involved with this role are:

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Ensuring delivery of forage analytical services.
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Logging receipt of samples and keeping organised and detailed electronic and hard-copy records of all reports generated.
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Conducting accurate analysis on fresh grass and silage using NIRS and ICP-OES techniques.
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Writing informative and scientifically accurate forage reports based on NIRS and mineral analysis results.
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Interpretation of rumen audits and the subsequent generation of rumen reports.
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Maintain stock levels of chemicals and laboratory consumables. Maintain supplies of rumen audit/forage sampling kits and distribution of these to RSMs / agents when required
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Develop new methods and perform non-routine analysis
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Occasional travel to other sites in order to meet with relevant peers may be required. This may also include international travel.

Requirements:

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A minimum 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in an analytical science (chemistry, biochemistry) or related discipline
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Laboratory experience (previous analytical lab experience advantageous)
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Good quality IT skills to include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
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Driving licence advantageous

Reference: 619215044