Potato Breeder

Posted 13 November 2023
Salary £25000 - £30000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Agricultural & Farm ServicesAgronomy, Fertilisers, Crop Protection & AgrochemicalsCrops, Seeds & Grains JobsFood & Fresh Produce
Contact NameCharlotte Powell

Job description

A leading agricultural organisation is seeking a skilled Potato Breeder to join its dynamic breeding operation based in Scotland. In this role, the successful candidate will play a crucial part in generating over 100,000 new potato varieties annually. Key responsibilities encompass the identification and acquisition of optimal parental materials, meticulous planning of cross-pollination activities, cultivation of plantlets, seed extraction, and active participation in field trials.
This position, located in Milnathort, Scotland, offers an opportunity to work both collaboratively within a larger team and independently.
The ideal candidate will possess a diverse set of practical breeding skills, effective communication abilities, and an unwavering commitment to precision in all tasks. While familiarity with global potato market trends is beneficial, it is not mandatory, as comprehensive training will be provided.
A valid UK driving license is a prerequisite for the role. The organisation offers an attractive remuneration package, including pension benefits and profit-related pay, ensuring a competitive compensation for the right candidate. If you are passionate about contributing to the advancement of potato breeding on a global scale, we encourage you to apply and be part of our innovative team.

£25,000 - £30,000
Flexible working
To find out more please email Charlotte Powell, Senior Recruitment Delivery Consultant: Cpowell@agriRS.co.uk (include CV).
We thank all applicants who respond, but please be advised that only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted.
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