The deliverables of this role include:
Management of research projects from conception to completion
Obtain and maintain funding support for research activities
Budget and resource management of project
Supervisory and mentorship responsibilities for teams
Development of technical reports and presentation of data to team members and other stakeholders, including company executives
This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change and amendment.
Competencies to perform the role
Must have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills;
Can do attitude:
Must have a ?can do? entrepreneurial attitude with a focus on ?doing the right stuff? and ?getting stuff done?!
A thirst to learn, grow and keep in touch with innovation within the wider industry;
Highly efficient administration, detail focussed and exacting on time.
conduct research according to the general principles of good research based on honesty, cooperation and responsibility on accurate data acquisition and storage and managing appropriately any conflicts of interest.
Experience and Qualifications
Possess a PhD in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Horticultural Science or related plus 3 years of research experience
Possess a MSc in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Horticultural Science or related plus 4+ years of research experience
A proven track record in research will be advantageous
Possess excellent computer skills including databases, excel, word and statistical packages
Possess excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), excellent interpersonal and presentation skills as well as being team focused
Proven record of attention to detail and work with a sense of urgency yet have the ability to be impartial and objective
Other significant role requirements
Must be flexible in terms of working hours to ensure deliverables are achieved on time
It is required to that the Principal Scientist holds a driving license to travel in order to achieve deliverables
The suitable applicant must be enthusiastic and bring an energy to the wider team.
Must be flexible regarding assigned tasks