Technical Manager


  • Are you interested in variety testing - collecting phenotypic data and images from field and controlled environment plots?
  • Do you have experience in DUS testing and/or Winter Oilseed Rape field trials?
  • Do you have excellent project management, organisational and communication skills?

If the answer is yes, and you have a keen desire to drive innovation then NIAB want to hear from you.  We are currently recruiting for a proactive Technical Manager for the delivery of our Winter Oilseed Rape Distinctness Uniformity and Stability (DUS) trials programme for Agricultural crops conducted on behalf of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

The applicant is expected to become a leading specialist in DUS testing and should have the capacity to innovate and drive change within an internationally harmonised framework.  Image analysis and developing remote sensing are key areas of focus and some experience in these areas is desirable.

We are looking for an organised, self-motivated team player with good communication skills.  Applicants will have the ability to manage, train, motivate and support a team to deliver to precise requirements and deadlines along with a degree in Agriculture or related subject or relevant industry experience. 

The successful candidate will be based in Cambridge, with travel throughout the UK required.  Some international travel may also be required. 

Starting salary will be in the range of £30,884 to £34,316 pa dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.  Further details are available on our website: or from the HR Office, NIAB, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0LE, Tel: 01223 342282, Email:, quoting Ref No: SV/A978.  

Closing date for applications: 2 April 2018 with interviews provisionally held week beginning 16 April 2018.

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