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Research Scientist (Agriculture)

Northamptonshire, Daventry
£30000.00 - £40000 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Research Scientist/trials manager required for role in Northamptonshire with background in agronomy or a related field

Research Scientist (Agriculture)

Northamptonshire (commutable from Northampton, Daventry, Rugby, Coventry and surrounding areas) - Driving license required

Salary - £30,000 - £40,000 (depending on experience)


SRG is working with a global manufacturer of innovative agrochemical formulations. Based in the Northamptonshire area, they have recently started hiring for a new member of their team. This opportunity would suit someone with a scientific academic or industrial background with a focus on plants and agriculture. You will join a close-knit team in a largely field-based role, making a UK driving license an essential requirement. Applications from university leavers (especially PhD students) are welcome and individuals with previous industry experience would be considered at the upper end of the salary scale.

Benefits: Company pension contributions. 26 days holiday + bank holidays. Training provided

Role Description
  • Managing research projects and agricultural field trials for new agrochemical products
  • Developing and investigating new ideas and concepts for target customers in the crop protection industry
  • Designing experiments and writing up statistical reports on findings
  • Budgeting for field trials and forecasting costs of projects
  • Using Inova project management software to ensure effective delivery of deadlines

  • A degree or PhD qualification in Agronomy, Horticulture, plant physiology or a similar discipline
  • Experience designing experiments and analysing data relating to agronomy research and development
  • Ability and willingness to drive regularly to field trials sites (fuel expenses covered)
  • Good level of presentation skills and report writing to a high level
  • Ability to work safely and comply to ISO standards
  • Full right to work in the UK

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively, please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Will on 0161 526 1885. If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors. As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

Keywords: Agronomy, horticulture, agrochemical, plant physiology, botany, R&D, field trials, report writing, research, development, crop protection

Carbon60, Lorien & SRG - The Impellam Group STEM Portfolio are acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Every day, we help high-calibre scientists, clinical professionals and engineers of all levels build great careers. We are dedicated to providing the best solutions for the broad-based science community, whether temporary or permanent recruitment, cutting-edge managed solutions, or contract scientific and clinical services through Synergy, our unique CRO.


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