Science Project Officer

Full Time
2 months ago

The successful candidate will support the charity’s crop improvement activities in Africa and India, aiding the progression of the collaborative legume crop research programmes.

Location: Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8LN
Starting salary range: £26.5K-£35K dependent on experience. 
Working hours: 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday).
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
Closing date: Recruiting until a suitable candidate is placed. 

About the role: 
The successful candidate will support KT as a member of the KT operations team:
•    processing crop improvement project proposals,  
•    liaising with scientific consultants for the provision of feedback to grantees,
•    negotiation of grant agreements and extensions, 
•    monitoring project payments and reporting schedules, 
•    travel (non-optional) and event management: 
o    travel to Africa and India supporting annual meetings and project audits (likely to be one to three times a year up to two weeks each time (or up to 4-5 weeks yearly)),
o    organisation of remote video conferencing workshops and meetings, and 
•    maintaining project files and database records. 

Science operation team members are required to travel. 

Skills and experience required
•    a science graduate, ideally MSc level and above of a related science discipline such as:  genetics, plant science, biotechnology, or molecular science,
•    proven administrative experience over at least two years, 
•    ability to travel to Africa and India as required, 
•    a willingness to learn more about modern methods of plant breeding,
•    good IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft, and,
•    well organised and methodical, with a keen eye for detail.

•    experience using database packages, and
•    experience analysing research budgets,
•    language translation skills, for example, but not limited to French (West Africa). 

Answering your queries about the post and how to apply
Please look at the KT website ( for more information about the charity. Please contact by email or phone (Tel: 01993 220080) for further details about the role and to apply. 

Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8LN