Sustainable Fertiliser Management Scientist, KTP Associate

Cranfield, United Kingdom
£33,000 to £35,000 per annum
12 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
25 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Off Campus
Hours of work 37.5 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 30 months
Salary £33,000 to £35,000 per annum, dependent upon qualifications and experience, plus £5,000 personal development budget
Apply by 25/01/2022

Role Description

We welcome applications from passionate, skilled, committed, prospective candidate to join our team of agronomists and fertiliser specialists to contribute to development of novel fertilisers.  

An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a collaboration project between Yara UK Limited and Cranfield University.  The project will focus on development of novel fertilisers developed by combining an organic and mineral component and carrying out field scale trials to assess its efficacy to support sustainable agriculture.  

About the Role

The role of this position is to embed the knowledge, skills and capabilities to develop and market a completely new sustainable line of fertiliser products with evidence-backed technical rigour

Your role will lead the development of novel fertilisers which will include scientific advancement and applied field scale evaluations at various locations in the UK.

About You

You will be educated to PhD level, or equivalent, in Soil Science, Agronomy, Geography, Crop Science and have experience in agronomic field trials, laboratory analysis, data analysis and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts. With excellent communication skills, you will have expertise in social network analysis and a background in Health & Safety would be an advantage.

This role requires knowledge of field scale agronomic trials and setting up scientific experiments along with excellent written and communications skills to a range of audiences. Time management and multi-tasking skills are vital in order to achieve various milestones to meet commercial demand whilst advancing scientific discoveries in this field. Knowledge of commercial fertiliser productions would also be desirable in this role. Previous experience of managing projects which involves industries and academic is also essential.

In return, the successful applicant will have exciting opportunities for career development in this position as Sustainable Fertiliser Management Scientist (KTP Associate) and to be at the forefront of working alongside a world leading research and education institute with a supportive team and environment.

About Us

As a specialist postgraduate university, Cranfield’s world-class expertise, large-scale facilities and unrivalled industry partnerships are creating leaders in technology and management globally. Learn more about Cranfield and our unique impact here.

Cranfield Environment and Agrifood is one of the eight themes at Cranfield University offering world-class and niche post-graduate level research, education, training and consultancy. For 50 years, Cranfield has been contributing to enhancing natural capital and ensuring that global food systems are more resilient for the future. We are recognised worldwide by industry, government and academia for our research and teaching in plants, soil, water and air. Find out more about our work here

You will be based at Pocklington, York and will work closely with Natalie Wood at Yara UK Limited and a team of academics at the Cranfield Soil and Agrifood Institute.

Our Values and Commitments

Our shared, stated values help to define who we are and underpin everything we do: Ambition; Impact; Respect; and Community. Find out more here.

We aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together and realise their full potential. Find out about our key commitments to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and Flexible Working here.

How to apply

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Dr Ruben Sakrabani, Associate Professor in Soil Chemistry on (T): +44 (0)1234 750111 Ext. 2710 or (E):  

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