Technical Innovation Experts (Food or Engineering)

Harper Adams University

(2 Full-time, fixed-term appointment)

Harper Adams University is looking to appoint to 2 FTEs with people with expertise in the agri-tech and agri-food sector. The University has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to support the delivery of a project called Agri-tech Growth and Resources for Innovation (AGRI). This project will support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) based in the Marches Local Economic Partnership (LEP) area to innovate in order to exploit the growing market opportunities particularly in agri-tech/agri-food. The project will also support other SMEs seeking to enter the agri-food supply chain. It will deliver both short and longer term one-to-one assistance, workshops and innovation collaboration opportunities to ninety SMEs.

The initiative will assist Marches SMEs to develop new products and services and break into new agri-food markets. Longer term outcomes will include turnover increases and job creation. Support will be delivered at SME company premises as well as from the National Centre for Precision Farming and Agri EPI Centre at the University. The project will be delivered jointly by Aston and Harper Adams universities.

The University will consider applications for both full time and part time appointments. Please specify your preference.

Application Procedure

All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams

e-Recruitment programme at

To be submitted no later than midnight on Friday 23rd March 2018

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