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Entomology / Crop Protection R&D Officer – South East England – Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 (DOE) + pension + EAP + life assurance + health insurance/income protection

Job Title: Entomology / Crop Protection R&D Officer – South East England – Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 (DOE) + pension + EAP + life assurance + health insurance/income protection
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Essex
Industry:
Agronomy / Agrochemicals / Agronomist Jobs
Agricultural Service / Farm Services Jobs
Crops / Seeds / Grain Jobs
Farm Inputs / Farming Supplies Jobs
Farm Jobs / Farming Jobs / Rural Jobs
Pest Control / Entomology Jobs
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 (DOE) + pension + EAP + life assurance + health insurance/income protection
REF: 12926
Contact Name: Claire Morgan
Contact Email: admin@agrirs.co.uk
Job Published: 2 months ago

Entomology / Crop Protection R&D Officer – South East England – Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 (DOE) + pension + EAP + life assurance + health insurance/income protection

This extremely successful, highly regarded producer and marketer of biological pest-control systems, is seeking to employ a Research and Development Officer, to aid in the development of production systems and product formulations, for new beneficial, insects and mites.

The Role:

  • The development of novel formulations for existing products.
  • To develop rearing systems for new beneficial insects and mites and to progress rearing systems to commercial implementation.
  • The development of novel methodologies to improve current production systems targeting improvements in efficiency, quality and cost.
  • To design semi-trials and prepare protocols to meet agreed project objectives.
  • To collect and collate data from trials to support marketing and commercial teams prior to product launch.
  • To communicate results internally by recording and circulating relevant information in the agreed format, and ensuring the quality of reports with accurate data, interpretation and conclusions
  • Where necessary carry out semi-field trials in the UK and Europe.

The Candidates:

  • Knowledge of practical entomology and acarology and the ability to turn abstract knowledge into practical use.
  • An understanding of mass rearing of insects and mites would be an advantage.
  • A good technical knowledge and understanding of the uses of biological control agents in crop protection would be an advantage
  • Experience of conducting trials of commercial products or active ingredients in greenhouses would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of project management.
  • Have strong practical skills and the willingness to do practical tasks

The Package:

An extremely competitive remuneration package: £25,000 - £30,000 plus benefits.

Please email your CV to Claire Morgan, Recruitment Director to  admin@agriRS.co.uk  

We thank all applicants who respond, but please be advised that only those short listed for interview will be contacted.

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