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Crop Research Consultant

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Crop Research Consultant - Multi locations across the UK.

Do you want to work for the UK's largest provider of research and advice on agricultural and environmental issues? A business with over 75 years' experience in the market, one with an amazing track record of providing agricultural, horticultural and environmental consultancy & research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector.

In this role you will be working for a business that has a unique combination of insight and practical experience, underpinned by robust, informed, science-based information that allows them to meet the needs of both their domestic and international clients.

Ideally you will be qualified to at least degree level, in a biological or crop production related discipline, utilising this experience you will be able to demonstrate your knowledge of arable and forage crop production and have a good understanding of the challenges facing the food production industry while, demonstrating a strong ability for analysing and organising large, complex datasets. It would benefit you if you have a previous background or understanding of R coding.

As Crop Research Consultant you will join a multi-disciplinary team of research scientists and consultants located across the UK. You will work within the Crop Physiology group but will be expected to bridge across to the crop protection, soil, horticulture, GIS and modelling groups within the business. The aim of the Crop Physiology group is to improve the yield and quality of food, forage and biofuel crops, whilst reducing pollution associated with cropping, through an understanding of crop physiology, plant breeding and agronomy.

In this role you will work on projects that include increasing crop yield, improving nutrient use efficiency and development of precision farming technologies. You will have the opportunity to work with levy boards, governments, universities and the private sector to identify, evaluate and implement practical solutions to support sustainable crop production.

As the successful candidate you will have the ability to write reports, scientific papers and bids that are clear, logical and persuasive to meet the needs of clients and achieve the communication objectives for the organisation.

In return you will be offered a competitive salary depending on experience (Salary range £23k to £32k), Excellent career development opportunities, constant H&S training, Increasing annual leave entitlement with length of service, Regular training and career development, Contributory Pension Scheme, A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays, and private health care.

All applications will be reviewed and appraised as soon as they are received. Contact Spencer Cooney at Allen & York for more details: scooney@allen-york.com

Allen & York - providing Sustainable Recruitment Solutions since 1993.

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