Research Assistant (Entomology)


Based at East Malling in Kent, NIAB EMR is an internationally renowned plant science organisation conducting research on horticultural crops and their interactions with the environment, with particular emphasis on perennial and clonally propagated fruit crops. NIAB EMR became part of The NIAB Group in February 2016. NIAB is the UK’s fastest growing crop science organisation, with rapidly expanding research capabilities in plant genetics, agronomy, farming systems and data science, the largest national field trials capability, and strong research links with industry, Government and academia. Employing more than 300 people across the UK, NIAB provides scientific research, technical services and practical advice to improve the yield, efficiency and resilience of crop production across the arable, forage and horticulture sectors.

The successful candidate will be working in a vibrant and enthusiastic team of entomologists with a research focus on integrated pest management, including semiochemical ecology, precision technology and classical entomology. The candidate will have a minimum of a BSc qualification and will have c-ordinated delivery of a programme of research with multiple projects. The post is in Pest and Pathology Ecology and the responsibility will primarily be in the lead and delivery of currently held Integrated Pest Management projects. The research assistant will be line managed by Research Scientists and assisted by a team of entomology technicians and must be able to work as part of an enthusiastic team.

The appointment will be on Pay Band 7 to 6, £22,272 to £29,198 per annum dependant on experience and qualifications. 25 days annual leave plus 8 days public holidays, pleasant working environment and eligibility to join the company pension scheme upon appointment.

Fixed Term for three years with the possibility of becoming a permanent post

Further details and an application form can be obtained by e-mail from Please include a detailed CV with your application.

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