Research and Development Officer F/H

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Résumé de l'offre
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A partir du 20/11/2020
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Expérience : 
6-10 ans
Bioline AgroSciences Ltd is a global company that produces and markets biological control products which are used for control of pests and diseases in a wide variety of crops. We provide the highest quality products and service to support growers in maintaining the quality of their produce.

We are looking for a Research and Development Officerto join our R&D and Quality Team, based in Telstar Clacton just half an hour from Colchester, Essex
Attached to the R&D and Quality Manager, the main purpose of the role will be:
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 semi-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.
Where necessary carry out semi-field trials in the UK and Europe.
Your accountabilities
Reporting to the R&D and Quality Manager, and working to meet the companys strategic objectives using a project-based system:
To successfully manage assigned strategic projects, working with colleagues in multiple locations.
To develop rearing systems for new beneficial insects and mites and to progress rearing systems to commercial implementation.
To develop novel formulations and products for the companys portfolio and to progress their development through internal production testing to commercial implementation.
To develop novel methodologies for existing production systems and work with the production department to deliver innovations to improve existing production models.
To communicate results internally by recording and circulating relevant information in the agreed format, and ensuring the quality of reports with accurate data, interpretation and conclusions
Critical success factors & key challenges
As a member of the core project team within the department, work on specific allocated strategic projects within defined parameters to meet specific objectives.
Manage project teams within the company on specific allocated strategic projects within defined parameters to meet specific objectives.
Carry out studies of potential product innovations and novel production methodologies
Work actively with colleagues in different departments and ensure good communication of ideas
Contribute actively to projects managed by other staff across multiple locations.
Achieve the objectives agreed during the annual review

Who are you?
Critical knowledge
Able to work as part of a team to meet departmental objectives.
Knowledge of practical entomology and acarology and the ability to turn abstract knowledge into practical use.
An understanding of mass rearing of insects and mites would be an advantage.
A good technical knowledge and understanding of the uses of biological control agents in crop protection would be an advantage
Experience of conducting trials of commercial products or active ingredients in greenhouses would be an advantage.
Knowledge of project management
Critical experience
Hands-on experience of working with mass rearing systems for insects and mites would be an advantage.
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
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
Ability to plan and carry out daily work to meet defined objectives
Ability to work as part of a team to meet the departmental objectives.
Ability to adapt to changing priorities
Ability to communicate on a professional level with colleagues of different knowledge and ability levels
Ability to articulate complex ideas to colleagues.
Be organised, and work within set guidelines
Flexibility and the ability to modify plans in order to meet defined objectives
Have strong practical skills and the willingness to do practical tasks
Critical leadership capabilities
Skilfully plans, organizes and monitors performance to meet deadlines
Senses and adapts to the changing environment to achieve excellence in delivery
Manages risk and can work with uncertainty

If you feel you have the skills for this role and want to join our continually growing and developing company, please send your CV and covering letter to

CLOSING DATE:  3 weeks after advertising – We reserve the right to close this advert earlier if we have received sufficient applications.

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