Salary: £23k – £32K commensurate with qualifications and experience
CD: Sunday 31st October 2021
Location: Boxworth – CB23 4NN / Gleadthorpe – NG20 9PD / High Mowthorpe – YO17 8BP / Rosemaund – HR1 3PG
You will join a multi-disciplinary team of research scientists and consultants located across the UK. The post holder will work within the Crop Physiology group but will be expected to bridge across to the crop protection, soil, horticulture, GIS and modelling groups within ADAS. The aim of the Crop Physiology group is to improve the yield and quality of food, forage and biofuel crops, whilst reducing pollution associated with cropping, through an understanding of crop physiology, plant breeding and agronomy. Specific project themes include; increasing crop yield, improving nutrient use efficiency and development of precision farming technologies. We work with levy boards, governments, universities and the private sector to identify, evaluate and implement practical solutions to support sustainable crop production.
We require a research consultant with the knowledge and drive to further develop our business in improving sustainable crop productivity. The role will include:
- Delivering into a range of projects managed by the Crop Physiology group.
- Managing multiple projects from inception to reporting, including the deployment of resource and equipment.
- Analysing and interpreting large datasets.
- Distilling project findings into key messages for clients and transferring these to end users via reports and presentations to a range of audiences.
- Taking a lead role in managing key accounts in the crop production and precision farming sectors, and developing innovative new services and products to meet market needs.
- Developing the profile of the ADAS capability through platform speaking at grower meetings and conferences, publishing in peer reviewed journals and popular press articles.
- Leading and assisting colleagues with developing new proposals, including multi-collaborative bids, for funding research and consultancy projects related to crop production, crop physiology and precision farming technologies.
- Growing business opportunities and achieving sales targets by developing effective working relationships with clients, project funders and collaborators.
- Achieving the team’s aims and objectives along with team members by adapting your own input to suit the needs of the team.
Successful candidates will:
- Be qualified to at least degree level, in a biological or crop production related discipline
- Demonstrate knowledge of arable and forage crop production and have a good understanding of the challenges facing the food production industry
- Demonstrate strong ability for analysing and organising large, complex datasets. R coding skills desirable.
- Have the ability to write reports, scientific papers and bids that are clear, logical and persuasive to meet the needs of clients and achieve the communication objectives for ADAS.
- Be able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences to transfer the knowledge gained.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop effective working relationships with clients and collaborators.
- Work effectively as part of a team to achieve common goals.
Salary & Benefits:
- Competitive salary depending on experience (Salary range £23k to £32k)
- A friendly, supportive work environment
- Excellent career development opportunities
- Constant H&S training
- Increasing annual leave entitlement with length of service
- Regular training and career development
- Contributory Pension Scheme
- A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, and private health care
- Regular offers through RSK Group (e.g. Tastecard, Gym membership, Holidays and Entertainment)
- Access to mental health support and professional financial advice
What we require
- Proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
- Valid UK driving license.
- A strong ‘can do’ attitude with flexibility and willingness to take on a wide range of challenges.
- Flexibility – as there will be a need for travel within the UK and occasionally in Europe and further afield.
For more information and to apply for the role, please visit the organisation’s website.