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M576 - Agrochemical Performance Scientist - UK or Europe - Home based

This role will suit candidates who enjoys handling biological data - and have detailed understanding of current agrochemical regulatory requirements and efficacy crop trials.

Experienced Crop Trials Officer or RD Agronomist or Research Scientist sought to join a successful and growing Global Crop Protection business to work as a Product Performance Scientist. This role will suit candidates who enjoys handling biological data - and have detailed understanding of current agrochemical regulatory requirements. The purpose of the role is to define, plan and execute regulatory, development and sales support efficacy and selectivity trials across Europe - so providing a cohesive set of data on all products across the portfolio. The appointed individual will be able to manage the processes involved in crop trials research and to move projects forward to their conclusion.

The main duties of the role will be:

To assess scientific / biological data for each product within each country and identify data gaps for the production of Biological Assessment Dossiers

To identify and interpret changes to the efficacy regulations and recommend strategies to encompass them in day-to-day operations.

To assist with the management of global data to support the Crop Protection and Seed Treatment business.

To ensure all work is economically justified and manage approved budget

To provide regular updates to the Group Manager

Be an active member of the product performance group, providing guidance and mentoring to the junior members.

Contribute to the maintenance of a biological database for efficient data processing in main regulatory formats as described by OECD.

Place and co-ordinate contract trials throughout Europe with subsequent data and report cataloguing.

Collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines and functional groups

Job Requirements:

Educated to Degree level in Biology, Agricultural Science, or another relevant scientific subject

Experience in biological efficacy testing in laboratory and field situations - including horticultural or crop trials.

Ability to understand, interpret and assess biological data and write reports.

Good organisational and communication skills

Computer literacy - including the use of Excel and ARM

A sound knowledge of agronomy, crop protection practices and understanding of plant protection products

Familiarity with quality systems such as GLP Official Recognition (ORETO) would be helpful.

LOCATION: Home based in UK or Europe

SALARY: Competitive salary package offered.

To apply for this exciting career opportunity please e-mail your CV to and for more information please call Margaret Wilkinson on 01885 485526 or Mobile: 07875 197231. Thank you.

De Lacy Executive recruits within the Farming and Agriculture Sector - and is an Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which oversees recruitment practice. It is registered and complies with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

This job has now been closed.


  • Added: 5th May 2016
  • Ref: M576
  • Type: R D Manager, R D/Trials Assistant, Regulatory Affairs/Policy
  • Salary: Competitive salary package offered.