Research Associate

Location
York, North Yorkshire
Salary
£28,000-£32,000
Posted
21 Sep 2020
Closes
19 Oct 2020
Ref
785
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Role:                   Research Associate, New Innovations

Contract:            Full Time, Fixed Term – 12 months

Hours:                 37.5 Monday - Friday

Salary:                 £28,000 - £32,000

Location:            York

Our Company

Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) Ltd is one of four UK Agri-Tech Centres launched under BEIS supported by Innovate UK in 2015. As a unique, independent nexus between UK government, researchers and industry, CHAP builds innovation networks to identify and accelerate the development of cutting-edge solutions to drive transformative change in sustainable crop productivity. CHAP is seeking a Research Associate, New Innovations to support the growth within the business.

The Opportunity

Reporting into the Innovation Network Lead, the Research Associate, New Innovations will be responsible for co-ordinating CHAP’s ‘New Innovations’ programme, undertaking sector and stakeholder analyses, developing outline business cases following the Government-approved ‘Five-Case Model’, and developing strategic links and opportunities for business case funding & financing. You will also work more broadly with the Innovation Team in developing funding applications for collaborative R&D projects, and with the Commercial Team in extending our ‘business intelligence’ services with respect to agri-tech investment.

The Candidate

The suitable candidates will have a PhD and/or equivalent experience of working within a relevant industry sector: environmental science, agricultural technologies, environmental engineering. Candidates will demonstrate experience of writing business cases or grants for funding and combine it with knowledge of the UK agri-tech sector.

  1. Do you have a PhD in a science/engineering discipline and/or experience of working within a relevant industry sector?
  2. Do you have experience of writing business cases or grants for funding
  3. Do you have experience and knowledge of the UK agri-tech sector (with a broader knowledge base being an advantage)

For more information or to apply for this exciting opportunity please send your CV to Eden Search and Select on researchassociate@edensearch.co.uk. All enquires will be forwarded to Eden Search and Select.

Applications Close: 05.10.2020

Screening: 05.10.2020 - 09.10.2020

1st Interviews with CHAP: w/c 19.10.2020

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