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Science Project Officer 


The successful candidate will support the charity’s crop improvement activities in Africa and India, aiding the progression of the collaborative legume crop research programmes. 


Location: Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire, OX29 8LN 

Starting salary range: £26.5K-£35K dependent on experience.  

Working hours: 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday). 

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. 

Closing date: Recruiting until a suitable candidate is placed.  


About the role:  

The successful candidate will support KT as a member of the KT operations team: 

  • processing crop improvement project proposals,   

  • liaising with scientific consultants for the provision of feedback to grantees, 

  • negotiation of grant agreements and extensions,  

  • monitoring project payments and reporting schedules,  

  • travel (non-optional) and event management:  

  • travel to Africa and India supporting annual meetings and project audits (likely to be one to three times a year up to two weeks each time (or up to 4-5 weeks yearly)), 

  • organisation of remote video conferencing workshops and meetings, and  

  • maintaining project files and database records.  


Science operation team members are required to travel.  


Skills and experience required 


  • a science graduate, ideally MSc level and above of a related science discipline such as:  genetics, plant science, biotechnology, or molecular science, 

  • proven administrative experience over at least two years,  

  • ability to travel to Africa and India as required,  

  • a willingness to learn more about modern methods of plant breeding, 

  • good IT skills, including knowledge of Microsoft, and, 

  • well organised and methodical, with a keen eye for detail. 



  • experience using database packages, and 

  • experience analysing research budgets, 

  • language translation skills, for example, but not limited to French (West Africa).  


Answering your queries about the post and how to apply 

Please look at the KT website ( for more information about the charity. Please contact by email or phone (Tel: 01993 220080) for further details about the role and to apply.  

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