SPS Research Associate - new job in Bracknell, UK

SPS Research Associate
  • Competitive
  • Temporary
  • Bracknell, Berkshire, England, UK Bracknell Berkshire UK RG42 6EY
Job Ref: J2166565
Sector: Science
Sub-sector: Biotech/Life Sciences
Date Added: 19 September 2022
SRG are currently looking to recruit a SPS Research Associate to join a global agrochemical company based in Bracknell area.

SRG are currently looking to recruit a SPS Research Associate to join a global agrochemical company based in Bracknell area.

The role:

The purpose of the Research Associate is to support Weed Control Research Biology on the SPS (Secondary Profiling Screen) platform by spraying and maintaining plants in the glasshouse in order to deliver timely, quality data to herbicide research projects. The job holder will work in the Trialling operations platform within Technical Support - Weed Control and will be required to spray and maintain herbicide bioassays in the glasshouse, using established and novel weed screening methods producing biology data to enable project decisions.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Work independently and as part of a team while carrying out experimental work using established and novel screening methods
  • Maintain plants under glasshouse conditions for the duration of the test
  • Be accountable for work being done with precision, accuracy and efficiency
  • Perform all activities in accordance with the Syngenta Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy
  • Work efficiently in high-throughput team environment
  • Identify issues, non-conformities and report them
  • Accurately keep records and databases current
  • Can be involved in training of daily tasks
  • Good work ethic and works consistently in performing role
  • Proactive in identifying problems and assists in solving them
  • Shows initiative to improve WOWs of the screening platform


  • B.Sc. degree or A levels plus one to two years' experience in a related field preferred
  • General knowledge of plant biology; ideally also with knowledge of weed control and some agronomy
  • Entry level knowledge of laboratory techniques
  • Use of Microsoft office programs
  • Good analytical, organizational, and people skills
  • Be detailed oriented and a good communicator
  • Be flexible
  • Agility in learning new tasks, self-starter, and team player
  • Good self-motivating, self-managing and time management skill sets
  • The role requires physically demanding work in our glasshouses

12 months contract (possibility of extension)/ 36h per week/ rate: £12.60 p/h

If this role is of interest to you, (or you know anyone who might be suitable), please click the link to apply or email your CV to Natalia Santoro at Natalia.santoro@srgtalent.com

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