Research Scientist - Agrochemicals

Job Category:
Environmental Service / Waste Management / Recycling, Fine & Bulk Chemicals
Job Type:
South Central/M4
South East England
£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Salary Description:
pro rata depending on skills and experience
SCI Recruitment for Scientists
Job Ref:

Research Scientist - Agrochemicals

Ref: 19591


Our southern based client develops and manufactures a range of seed treatment and crop protection products. They are actively looking for a Lead Research Scientist to ensure that development work is conducted as per best practice and manage existing registrations of products.


Duties for this position will include:


•           Plan and undertake proof of concept work to GEP standards, including laboratory trials on new formulations, leading to new patents or patent extensions.

•           Supervise and write up trial reports in a timely manner ensuring compliance with specific regulatory guidance documents.

•           Manage and maintain the research programme database to ensure projects and individual studies are appropriately allocated, tracked and archived

•           Manage third party relationships with service providers and industry representatives, as considered necessary to deliver proof of concept projects to the agreed scope

•           Manage the regulatory portfolio, including provision of info to statutory authorities as and when required.

•           Assist the Chief Technology Officer in mentoring and coaching research staff to ensure that the team is able to operate as effectively as possible.


The ideal candidate will have:


•           Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific subject (PhD/specialisation in Agriculture/ Entomology preferred).

•           At least 5 years’ experience of working with conventional and biological pesticides for the control of pests and diseases of plants in the agricultural / horticulture sector. Preferably 3 years’ experience in project management (planning, execution, reporting), preferably to GEP / GLP standards.

•           Confidence in networking, seeking out new opportunities and managing existing relationships with customers and external researchers.

•           Intellectual and inventive input to new technological innovations.

•           Ability to multi task in a small interdisciplinary commercially focused research team and to present complex technical information at conferences, board, etc. (good communication skills essential)


Role: Temporary (3-6 months) with good potential to become permanent.

Location: South Central

Salary: Up to £50,000 (depending upon experience)


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Contact Details:
SCI Recruitment for Scientists
Tel: 01606 818290
Contact: David Bullock

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