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Head of Research - Entomology / Vector Control

Hyper Recruitment Solutions
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Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

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We are currently looking for a Head of Research - Entomology to join a leading company based in the London area. As the Head of Research - Entomology you will be responsible for leading a team of three scientists, leading your own projects and be the technical expert on insect behaviour and vector control.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced scientist with strong background on entomology and vector control that is keen to develop into leadership position.

This is mainly office based role but still highly technical.


Your duties as the Head of Research - Entomology will be varied however the key duties and responsibilities are as follows:

1. In this role you will focus on leading customer based projects that will focus on developing products that support the public health. Those products are focused on control and diagnosis of diseases as well as pest control.

2. You will be responsible for the supervision and line management of three scientists. Duties include: reviewing SOPs, day to day activities, technical support, training, setting objectives and appraisals.

3. In this role, you will act as the subject matter expert on entomology and vector control. You will be the main point of contact for technical discussions and you will be leading client meetings.

4. As the Head of Research, you will bringing new ideas to the wider senior leadership team to drive the company forward.


To be successful in your application to this exciting opportunity as the Senior Scientist we are looking to identify the following on your profile and past history:

1. Relevant degree in Infectious Diseases, Entomology, Pest Control, Agriculture etc. Ideally you will hold a PhD.

2. Proven experience in insect behaviour and vector control either through a commercial organisation or Post-Docs.

3. A working knowledge and practical experience with managing projects and staff.

Key Words: Head of Research / Entomology / Vector Control / Insecticides / Leadership / Project Management / Technical Expert / London / Public Health / Infectious Diseases / Pest Control


Hyper Recruitment Solutions is a specialist and highly compliant recruitment consultancy dedicated to the Science and Technology sectors.

Hyper Recruitment Solutions (HRS), founded and run by Ricky Martin and in partnership with Lord Alan Sugar, has a wealth of recruitment expertise as well as compliance and commercial awareness. We offer a range of permanent, temporary and contract staff.

Our vision is to provide recruitment solutions which will assist in the improvement and quality of life for all. To do so, HRS will focus on the support of sectors whose primary focus is in making the world a better place. This could be working for a Pharmaceutical company who is developing new and existing therapeutics or an FMCG business who is making the latest consumer products in a sustainable and efficient way. We want to provide a service to those areas of actual need which will have an impact on us all.

We provide services across a broad range of industries including the following specialist sectors:

• Biotechnology
• Pharmaceutical
• Medical Device
• Clinical Research
• Food / FMCG
• Engineering
• Science

With all jobseekers we are looking to form close relationships where we can offer you the most accurate and useful advice. We intend to not only find and present the most ideal career options to you, but we want to provide advice on the entire recruitment process. We are a business who listens and advises and as shown on our website we have a clear ‘candidate commitment’ to ensure your search is in the most professional and capable hands. Some of the key areas we focus on include:

• Quality Assurance (including Qualified Persons)
• Clinical Research (all phases and therapeutic fields)
• Bioinformatics
• Research & Development
• Consumer Insight and Sensory
• Lean and Continuous Improvement
• Engineering (all disciplines)
• Manufacturing, Scale up and Technology Transfer
• Packaging and Sustainability 
• Medical Affairs
• Sales and Business Development
• Information Systems & Technology
• Executive Appointments

HRS has been awarded membership to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) and APSCo (Association of Professional Staffing Companies). This is to assure all clients and candidates that our processes and practices comply with all relevant government and recruitment industry regulations.

Lord Sugar, Ricky Martin and everyone at HRS look forward to working with you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website or contact us via
Telephone: 02032 255 120

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Company info
0203 910 2980
Amshold House
Goldings Hill

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