Research Scientist - Crop Protection

Job Category:
Pharmaceuticals / Biotechnology / Forensics / Medical Devices
Job Type:
South West
£26,000 to £30,000 per annum
SCI Recruitment for Scientists
Job Ref:

Research Scientist - Crop Protection

Role : Permanent

Location : Hampshire

Salary: Up to £30,000 dependent upon experience

Ref : 19923


Our southern based client develops and manufactures a range of seed treatment and crop protection products. They are actively looking for a Research Scientist responsible for planning, coordinating and managing a number of research programmes. This commercially focused role demands close attention to detail and strong project management skill.

Daily responsibilities:

-       Plan and undertake technical development work including 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.

-       Work with a team of scientists in generating new and innovative ideas and applications that utilise the Company’s technologies.

-       Present results at scientific conferences and/or at industry events

Technical skills required:

-       BSc or MSc in Biology or Biochemistry with microbiology, entomology or plant pathology module modules; a relevant PhD would be a distinct advantage.

-       Recent laboratory and/or field testing work experience (2 years minimum) in the agriculture / bio-ag sector.

-       Experience of working within small research teams on projects

Personal attribute :

-       Ability to manage several research projects to develop novel solutions to disease or pest infestations to commercially important crops/commodities.

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

-       Ability to multi task in a small interdisciplinary commercially focused research team and to present complex technical information at conferences, etc.

-       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.

If this sounds like the role for you then apply now! 

Contact Details:
SCI Recruitment for Scientists
Tel: 01606 818290
Contact: Amy Hallworth

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