Research Assistant - LettUs Grow

Location: Bristol
Closing date: 19 Aug 2019
Posted: 3 weeks ago

As a Research Assistant at LettUs Grow, you will report directly to our Scientific Manager. In your role, you will be responsible for assisting with data collection and the running of experimental trials on the farm. You will be a part of the scientific team, helping with a large range of projects that tie in goals from across the company. 

You can expect to be delegated responsibility at an early stage and will have a real opportunity to progress as the company scales. This role is ideal for a diligent, personable applicant who is keen to grow with an impact-led start-up. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our diverse team of horticulturists, engineers and commercial growers, to together design and build the next generation of indoor farming technology.

Your responsibilities:

  • To assist with ongoing research and experiments to improve plant growing systems 

  • To help collect a high standard of data on plant development and environmental conditions. 

  • Performing statistical analysis on the data to a moderate level.

  • To write scientific reports to a high standard

  • Work alongside the farm operations team, helping to maintain operational standards and complete farm tasks such as: sowing, harvesting and cleaning. 

What you need:

  • A biological / plant sciences bachelor's degree

  • Experience using excel

Also desirable:

  • Horticultural experience

  • Experience with other statistical software, such as R or SPSS

  • Experience with food safety and HACCP protocols

The position is a 6 month fixed term contract, is based in central Bristol and will benefit from training and external mentoring. Salary will be competitive to match experience, with the benefit of participating in an established employee share options scheme. We encourage a good work-life balance, with flexible working hours and 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays). LettUs Grow Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Application process: Please send your CV to careers@lettusgrow.org before the deadline. Applications will be reviewed internally. Successful applicants will be contacted soon after to arrange an interview.

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