Research Associate

York, North Yorkshire
21 Sep 2020
19 Oct 2020
Contract Type
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 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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