OSR Assistant Breeder

The Company

Elsoms Seeds is the UK’s leading independent seed specialist and plant breeder. We breed, supply and treat high quality agricultural and vegetable seed throughout the UK, using the latest in plant breeding research and seed technology.
Owing to further expansion and investment we are now seeking an Assistant Breeder for our Oilseed Rape breeding programme. This newly created role will be based at our Headquarters in Spalding where we have dedicated glasshouse, laboratory and trials facilities. Field trials are carried out across the country. 
  
The Candidate
 

The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of the programme, including crossing, greenhouse productions, lab. work, trial planning, preparation and drilling, agronomy, harvesting, field assessments for disease and desirable traits, isolation and selection. 
We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual with a degree or post-graduate qualification in a relevant subject area. The role requires experience in plant science or breeding. Experience in a commercial environment, the ability to supervise others and experience collaborating with research organizations are desirable.  
  
The Package


Salary will be commensurate with experience/relevant qualifications, and benefits include eligibility for the discretionary company bonus scheme, a double match-funded contributory pension scheme, life assurance and income protection scheme.
 
  
Please apply in the strictest confidence to Margaret De Soyza, Elsoms Seeds Ltd., Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, PE11 1QG. Tel: (01775) 715000, or email margaret.desoyza@elsoms.com.

Deadline for application:  Friday 8th March 2019.

Full details can be seen on our website www.elsoms.com and an application form can be downloaded and returned electronically.

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