I am an extremely hard working and driven Soil Scientist with over two years experience of researching and documenting soil properties, mapping contaminated land, evaluating ecological remediation, conserving groundwater and monitoring the environment. I can directly apply my specialist knowledge to real life situations to successfully analyse and interpret samples, data, and information. I am currently looking for a challenging opportunity within the geo-environmental industry.
|Aug 2015 – Present||Soil Scientist Bio World Services|
Main duties performed:
- Conducting site investigation studies for local authorities and private clients
- Carrying out soil and ground studies across various sites in the UK
- Performing soil, gas and water sampling and monitoring
- Assessing soil chemistry and understanding the nature of soil constituents and their interactions, the assessment of soil fertility and crop nutrition
- Modelling information using specialist computer systems
- Writing technical scientific and non-scientific reports and papers
- Producing geomorphological, lithological and hydrogeological maps
- Managing and coordinating teams and field projects
- Recommending land management strategies to landowners and local councils
- Giving presentations and attending meetings, events and conferences
- Monitoring crop production and pollution control
- Ensuring the reduction of soil degradation
- The management of land, including regular irrigation assessments of potential soil structure degradation
- Recycling of organic materials to land (e.g. farmyard manures, compost, etc.)
- Producing environmental benefit statements for land remediation
|Mar 2014 – Jul 2015||Microbiology Analyst Stansted Laboratories Ltd|
Main duties performed:
- Performing microbiological analysis of water and soil samples and identifying particular microorganisms
- Writing technical reports and inputting data on specialist computer systems
- Presenting results and findings to senior supervisors, scientists and clients
- Completing scheduled laboratory and equipment maintenance and cleaning
- Working in a scientific team with specialist equipment
- Regularly liaising with colleagues, admin staff and external professionals
- Attended the 5th Global Workshop on Digital Soil Mapping held in Denmark
- Enzymes in the Environment; Ecology and Applications (BSSS)
- European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) – BSC
- • Field work and computer-based information gathering
- • Data collection, correlation, interpretation and analysis
- • Laboratory techniques that include DNA extractions and GC analysis
- • IT skills: MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), ArcGIS, Statistical software (MiniTab and R Software) and Soil Modelling programs (DNDC).
Hobbies and interests
In my spare time, I regularly attend events held by The BSSS where I’m able to meet distinguished scientists and keep up to date with the latest developments and research in the field. Furthermore, I enjoy travelling with my family to discover and explore new environments, landmarks, cultures and cuisine.
Mr William Anderson
Head Scientist, Bio World Services Address:
50 Edmund Rd, Chester, CY2 9DA Tel:
0833 4567 2346 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Kelly Blank
Senior Researcher, Stansted Laboratories Ltd Address:
Left Road, Devon, DP1 3FQ Tel:
0980 3456 7655 Email: email@example.com
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£18.000 – £38.000
Degree and Work Experience
37+ hours per week
Using scientific experiments to come up with statistically significant conclusions
Ability to read scientific literature in a selective and focused manner
Ability to research and examine a matter in a focused manner
Working in an organised and systematic manner to accomplish a variety of tasks
Utilising analytical skills to identify and solve problems
Ability to communicate ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a broad range of people, including government officials, landowners and the general public