Crop Protection Scientific Officer (Pesticides), UK

Crop Protection Scientific Officer (Pesticide Regulation) - Delivering Crop Protection Solutions for Horticulture.

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), based at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, seeks to improve the sustainability and competitiveness of the main agriculture and horticulture sectors across the UK. AHDB is funded via statutory levies collected directly from the industry. Two of our main functions are to commission applied research programmes on the behalf of our industries and to promote effective implementation through innovative Knowledge Exchange.

We are now seeking to appoint a member of staff to the AHDB Crop Protection team to provide support for Crop protection operations. An essential part of the job will be the management of our internal crop protection database which has been developed to improve flow of information from crop protection research through to applications for Extensions of Authorisation of Minor Use (EAMU). In addition, the successful applicant will work with team members on the new SCEPTREplus programme managing data and making sure relevant information is stored in the internal database and taken forward for EAMUs. In the longer term we envisage that the successful applicant will work with the existing team on the EAMU programme and a development programme will be in place for the role to provide progression in terms of new responsibilities and additional skills.

You will have:

· Relevant degree in biological, horticultural/agricultural or related discipline.

· Knowledge of, or experience in the relevant industry and/or in applied agricultural/horticultural research.

· Database and document management

In the role working with the Crop Protection Regulatory Team you will be expected to:

· Enter data into and manage the crop protection database which underpins the work of the Regulatory team

· Provide support for the EAMU programme

· Work with internal staff and external stakeholders tracking changes to plant protection product approvals

· Work with members of the Crop Protection Team by providing support for the SCEPTREplus research programme as required

· Work with colleagues in KT/Communications/Marketing to deliver key messages on crop protection

· Recommend improvements and assist in the development of new ideas and approaches

· Establish and maintain contact with the industry through participation in meetings/events/open days as required

· Understand the needs of their audience and deliver technical information in an appropriate format.

· Maintain and update scientific and technical knowledge


Please apply via our website with CV and covering letter to www.recruitment@ahdb.org.uk.

Closing date: 22nd May 2017

Salary range: £27,000 - £29,000


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