Location Flexible: Aberdeen, Ayr or Edinburgh (Bush Estate)
£30,291- £35,526 per annum (under review)
Ref: CML/CS/016/22

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

Applications are invited for a Senior Trials Officer to join the Crop Trials Team. The Crop Trials Service undertakes research that is intended to underpin the development of resilient and sustainable systems of crop production that are economically viable, but also environmentally and socially acceptable. The postholder will primarily be responsible for the delivery of the Biomass Crop Program across three hub sites at SRUC.

The main responsibilities of this post will include:

• coordinating and synchronising the delivery of the Biomass Trials Program within the SRUC and with the eventual sub-contractor
• working closely with the Service Manager and ensuring that enough resources are dedicated to the peak activities of the Biomass program
• performing tasks required to set up and deliver critical phases from the Biomass sites, those involving planting, assessments, harvesting, data transcription, etc
• communicating with Project Managers and sponsors in charge of the studies • organisation and coordination of open days held on sites following sponsors requirements
• setting up and realising a large range of trials on cereals, potatoes, grass and OSR in collaboration with site Managers.
• travelling between the three main sites and liaise with local trials team

Ideally the successful candidate will have experience on trials management under GEP/GLP certification as well as hold a Certificate of Competence in use of pesticides PA1, PA2 & PA6. A BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection would be desirable as well as knowledge on Biomass crop production. A current driving licence is required since the position involve travelling between hub sites.

Occasional evening and weekend work will be required at peak crop sowing and harvesting periods.

Further details on the responsibilities and requirements for this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role.

For further details, of the requirements for this role, please visit:

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy.

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046

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Web: | Closing Date: Sunday 19th June 2022

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