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G323 - Senior Scientist - Dairy Sector

De Lacy Executive is seeking a Senior Scientist in the midlands to manage a broad research programme relating to soils and grassland in regard to the dairy farming sector and to provide strategic leadership for technical topics.

Key Responsibilities:

Initiate and manage a range of contracts to ensure research requirements are met

Lead and contribute to a portfolio of projects.

Act as primary contact for matters relating to research commissions and research management within area of expertise.

Identify priorities for research and development projects.

Contribute to the future development of RD strategy on soils, forage and grassland

Evaluate the effectiveness of the research in completed projects and provide advice on subsequent actions.

Assist in translating research results to key market messages to increase the effectiveness of communication.

Maintain and update scientific and technical knowledge, and maintain personal profile in field of expertise, by attending, organising and speaking at appropriate conferences etc.

Line management/mentoring responsibility where appropriate to the team.

Understand and proactively influence external parties as appropriate.

Supporting the delivery of the corporate plan.

Develop and deliver operational plans and tactical strategies.

Key Applicant Attributes:

Relevant degree in agricultural or related discipline.

Ideally, a post graduate qualification to PhD level.

Appreciation of the role and management of RD in relation to sustainable livestock production.

Expertise in dairy husbandry and management.

Sound project management.

Good communication and report writing skills.

High level of credibility, and ability to liaise effectively at all levels.

Flexible, team player, with good interpersonal skills.

Remuneration: a competitive salary is offered and contributory pension scheme.

The Next Step?

For a confidential discussion and more information please call Grace Nugent on: Office 01885 483440, DDI 01885 485521, Mobile 07436808024 or e-mail your CV and covering letter (preferably in Word please) to

See us at UK Dairy Day on 14th September.

Be assured that all contact is treated in complete confidence.

De Lacy Executive is an Approved member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, which promotes high standards in recruitment practice and is registered with the Information Commissioners Office, complying with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

This job has now been closed.


  • Ref: G323
  • Type: Consultant/Advisor (Min 3 years experience), R D Manager, R D/Trials Assistant, Technical Manager
  • Salary: A competitive salary is offered and contributory pension scheme.