Entomologist or R&D Officer

Location
Essex
Salary
£25-30k base plus benefits
Posted
24 Nov 2020
Closes
22 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Great job opportunity to join a leading company who are well established as a global provider of integrated crop management (ICM) solutions, specialising in the biological control of insect pests on a wide variety of crops, particularly vegetable and fruit crops.  This role will involve developing innovative insect tools for sustainable agriculture.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • The development of production systems and product formulations for new beneficial insects and mites.
  • The development of novel formulations for existing products.
  • The development of novel methodologies to improve current production systems targeting improvements in efficiency, quality and cost.
  • To design 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.
  • Carry out field trials in the UK and Europe as necessary.

Candidate requirements

  • Relevant academic qualification in entomology or ICM or biology - preferred
  • Knowledge of practical entomology and acarology – essential
  • An understanding of mass rearing of insects and mites would be an advantage.
  • Good technical knowledge of the uses of biological control agents in crop protection – helpful
  • Experience of conducting trials of commercial products or active ingredients in greenhouses would be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of project management.
  • Experience working with beneficial insect & mite products in crops would be an advantage.
  • Experience of designing and planning trials work, recording, analysing and interpreting data.
  • Able to work as part of a team to meet departmental objectives.
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Well organised and able to plan project effectively
  • Willing to travel on company business as required.

Salary: £25-30k base plus benefits

Location: Essex

Please contact Margaret for further details on 07921 454473 or email your CV to Margaret@hunterchaseconsultants.co.uk

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