KTP Associate Co-ordinator for Agronomic Management and Supply Chain Development of Novel Crops) - D44142R2

Newcastle University - Agriculture, Food & Rural Development

Based at Coastal Grains Ltd, you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project to develop efficient production protocols for new/alternative arable crops and to identify, quantify and improve nutritional and other crop quality parameters. An MSc in Agriculture/Agricultural Management or other relevant subject with experience in field trial design, management and operation is preferred. Suitable candidates with an Honours Degree will be considered.

You will have good interpersonal, communication and team working skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Personal motivation, drive, good planning, organisation skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines are essential.

The position comes with benefits including a £6,000 individual training budget, excellent management training and the opportunity to undertake a Higher Degree. With the support of academic experts, company and KTP Advisers, this is an excellent opportunity which will present an extremely interesting, varied and challenging role presenting the potential for career development.

Coastal Grains Ltd is Northumberland's largest grain co-operative, It has developed from nothing to being the largest co-operative central store outside East Anglia. Initial response from farmers was encouraging and so in 1982 the then 12-strong membership started building. Membership now stands at 102, stretching from Reston in the north to Durham in the south; Rothbury and Kelso in the west.


The contract is fixed-term for a duration of 3 years.

Please note this is a Newcastle University position, however, the Associate will be located at Coastal Grains Ltd, Newcastle upon Tyne, to undertake the partnership’s objectives.

For more information or informal enquiries, please contact Dr Paul Bilsborrow email: Paul.Bilsborrow@ncl.ac.uk or call 0191 208 6868.

For further details about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships please visit our Research and Enterprise Service web page at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/res/knowledge/ktp/index.htm.

For further details on School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development please visit our web page at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/afrd/

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers. We are also a member of the Euraxess network.

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