Our Client:

Fera Science Ltd is a national and international centre of excellence for interdisciplinary investigation and problem solving across plant and bee health, crop protection, sustainable agriculture, food and feed quality and chemical safety in the environment. Fera create and deliver integrated, innovative and expert research services and products for their partners in crop protection, chemical and animal health companies, as well as food producers and growers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and government.  Due to continued growth and success they now require an experienced Crop Science Lead in Molecular detection to head up the team and promote the scientific capabilities of Fera across the wider business and industry.

The Role:

Fera Science Ltd are looking to recruit a Crop Science Lead in Molecular detection. This role will be overseeing a team of 8 Scientists each with a different specialism including: 2 bioinformaticians, 1 molecular geneticist, 1 next generation sequencing specialist, 2 specialists in novel diagnostics, 1 diagnostic soil  specialist and a microbiologist. The key focus of this role will be managing and developing the team to deliver to its full potential. Other responsibilities  include presenting Fera’s research and services at national and international conferences, meetings, and other events and in preparing high quality scientific publications for peer reviewed journals. The post holder and will work closely with the Business Development and marketing teams to grow Fera’s portfolio.

The candidate:

The successful applicant for this role will need to have a proven track record in leading science teams, a demonstrable scientific background in Molecular detection, with a specialist focus on plant and/ or crop health.  Coupled with this scientific acumen the ideal person will have a commercial awareness, helping to attract and retain new business through demonstrating the full capabilities and offering of Fera Science.

For more information on this confidential opportunity, please contact Darren Houghton on info@edensearch.co.uk or 0113 8346634. All applications will be forwarded to Eden Search & Select who are managing this project exclusively.

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