Science job of the week: 02/06/2016

Here is our job of the week, a Head of Crop Development role. This has been chosen as it is a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Join a world leader in plant breeding, agriculture and consultancy for agriculture
  • To become a leading figure in the commercial arm of the business, and being responsible for project delivery to customers worldwide
  • To live in one of the sunniest parts of the UK, in Dundee, currently undergoing massive redevelopment to what is fast becoming one of the most desirable locations offering an excellent quality of life.
  • The primary function of this role is to lead the commercial breeding function of this well established and successful crop research institute on a permanent basis.

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Lincolnshire Food Research Centre to Create Jobs has reported that a new research centre for food production could be built in the county and make the area a world renowned centre of excellence.

Plans are to be put forward in October and funding will be received from the Regional Growth Fund. University of Lincoln director Andrew Stevenson says that the centre “will attract world experts.” He added that the research centre will “help… producers become more efficient.” The centre is intended to take on students applying for undergraduate and post-graduate degrees as well as researchers and staff in current Lincolnshire businesses.

The centre will costs between £7 million and £10 million, and is expected to create 70 jobs directly, and over 200 jobs in the area. Chief executive of the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society, Mark Farmer, said that the plans “will put Lincolnshire on the map as a world-leader in a very important research sector.”

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