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Soil Scientist CV Template + Tips and Download

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 29 Oct 2020

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Gordon Marshall

342 Rocky Lane
New Milton
NA15 8NQ
Mob: 079 3563 6854       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile statement

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.


  • I’m a member of The British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) and regularly attend their events to share my knowledge and findings
  • Assisting the Soil Research Centre at the University of Reading in the analysis of soil samples


2011 – 2014BSc Biological SciencesUniversity of ReadingGrade achieved: 2:1

Relevant Modules:

  • Building Blocks of Life
  • Digestion and Nutrition
  • Soils in the Environment
  • Ecology and Behaviour
  • Survey and Land Evaluation

2009 – 2011
Results: Biology: A Chemistry: A Geography: A
A LevelsUxbridge College

Work experience

Aug 2015 – PresentSoil 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 2015Microbiology 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: [email protected]
Mrs Kelly Blank
Senior Researcher, Stansted Laboratories Ltd
Address: Left Road, Devon, DP1 3FQ
Tel: 0980 3456 7655
Email: [email protected]

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Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £18.000 – £38.000
    Degree and Work Experience
    37+ hours per week


  • Scientific Method
    Using scientific experiments to come up with statistically significant conclusions
  • Reading 
    Ability to read scientific literature in a selective and focused manner
  • Investigation
    Ability to research and examine a matter in a focused manner
  • Planning
    Working in an organised and systematic manner to accomplish a variety of tasks
  • Problem-solving
    Utilising analytical skills to identify and solve problems
  • Communication Skills
    Ability to communicate ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a broad range of people, including government officials, landowners and the general public

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