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Head of Weed Science

  • Relocation and visa support available.
  • Key role to spearhead trials and the growth of a team for a new trials facility.



  • Recognised as an expert in the domain of Weed Science / Biology.
  • Knowledge of Herbicides.
  • The experience level to be able to run a trials facility and the team based there (comprising of plant scientists and technicians).
  • NICE TO HAVE: Experience running trials in a Glasshouse environment



Growing rapidly and with major backing behind them, this UK based company is focused on the discovery and development of new, environmentally friendly and sustainable Weed treatment solutions with a focus on herbicides. Their ultimate mission is to contribute towards a a more robust, secure and productive food system.

Having recently secured a new trials facility, they have started to grow a trials and plant science team to be based at this site. As a result, they are now seeking somebody at 'Lead' or 'Head of' level to run and oversee activities at this facility, spearheading trials and the continual growth of this new team.

The successful candidate will therefore need to be highly experienced in Weed Science and Biology, to expert level. Furthermore, specific knowledge of herbicides will be required. As this is a key and senior role, the ability to run a facility, and the trials and team within it, will need to demonstrated. Specific exposure to glasshouse environments would be a bonus - but not essential.

This position will give somebody the chance to undertake a role that comes with a great deal of influence and autonomy - growing a new team and contributing towards developing new and novel weed treatment solutions that will benefit our food systems and the environment!

Salary: £60,000 - £100,000 (+ bonus, shares, relocation & visa support)

Closing Date:

Industry: AgriTech; Environmental, Weed Control

Employment Type: Permanent, full-time

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Location: Leeds / York area, UK

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