Research Scientist - Crop Science

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South East
£26,000 to £28,000 per annum
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Our agricultural research client uses formulations to enable the delivery of biological and synthetic active ingredients. They are currently seeking a Research Scientist to join their team.

The Research Scientist will be responsible for planning, coordinating and managing several technical research projects. This commercially focused role demands close attention to detail and strong project management skill. Below is an outline summary of principal tasks.
• Plan and undertake technical development work including lab scale trials on new technologies to confirm efficiency in the laboratory, leading to new patents or ‘know-how’.
• Be responsible for setting milestones and deliverables for projects, provide regular progress reports and maintaining tight control of project costs.
• Liaise with research collaborators and other co-operators to ensure successful study results that will be used to support the business development team’s out-licensing activities.
• Supervise and write up research projects in a timely manner including providing interim and final technical reports, and compliance with specific grant reporting criteria.
• Assist in the planning and submission of grant applications for research programs, ensuring the work undertaken meets the business plan objectives.
• Management of several insect cultures and preparation of biological material for experimentation.

• Bachelor’s honours degree in biology or bio-chemistry at a leading university on a course with microbiology, entomology or plant pathology module.

Work Experience
• Recent laboratory and/or field testing work experience (2 years minimum) in the agriculture / bio-ag sector.
• Ability to manage several research projects to develop novel solutions to disease or pest infestations to commercially important crops/commodities.
• Competence in designing, implementing, evaluating/analysing and reporting on laboratory and field experiments.
• Willingness to travel in the UK and abroad for extended periods at a time (maximum 1 week at a time) and must have a full UK driving license.

Job Title: Research Scientist
Reference No: 241371
Location: Hampshire
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: �26K-28K plus benefits

Contact Details:
Tel: 01233 658018
Fax: 01233 645702
Contact: Alex Butcher

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