Field Trials Technical Assistant

Posted 03/07/2024 by Hudson Shribman

East Midlands
£25,000 - £30,000/annum

Field Trials Technical Assistant                                                                              £c25-30k + Benefits

East Midlands                                                                                                           ABJ7149

Fixed term contract – 18 months

A field trials assistant/  plant scientist or plant field trials specialist or someone with a background in agriculture is urgently required for the field trials area of a leading client in its field. 

As field trials technical assistant, you will  report to the Forage Technical Manager, assisting in all day-to-day activities of the Forage crops trials team.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To assist with maize drilling & harvesting, working with other  technical staff on trials preparation, drilling, cultivation, spraying, harvesting, sampling, scoring.
  • To assist with the maintenance of the demonstration area.
  • Mowing, spraying, weeding, fleecing, cultivations etc.
  • To assist in all preparation, drilling and harvesting of trials, grass, herbage, brassicas, and environmental demonstration.
  • Assist in the collection of data.
  • To work both independently and as part of a team.
  • To work carefully and to understand fully the need accuracy in all that we do – weighing, recording, data collection.

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate attention to detail and be a team player.

This role requires a flexible approach including working outside normal office hours during the peak season. 

Must have a car and full driving licence


  • Background in Environmental Science or  Plant Science, or   Plant Breeding or Agriculture or Horticulture or arable farming qualifications
  • Industry-relevant experience preferable in plant field trials or agriculture
  • Thorough knowledge of arable farming and the agricultural industry
  • Any spraying experience but Full training can be given.

a full driving licence is essential.

TO APPLY:  Please contact Alison Basson +44 (0)(phone number removed) directly, outlining your particular skills, experience and relevance to this post ABJ7149  Alternatively, email 

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