Science Project Administrator

This vacancy has been updated.


We wish to recruit science project administrator to support KT’s crop improvement activities in Africa and India.


Location: KT offices, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire

Starting salary range: £26K-£32K dependent on experience.

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

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.


About the role:

Aid the progression of the collaborative legume crop research programmes in Africa and India as a member of KT’s Science Project Administration Team:

  • processing crop improvement project proposals, liaising with key stakeholders,

  • assisting the negotiation of grant agreements and extensions,

  • monitoring project payments and reporting schedules,

  • event management:

    • travel to Africa and India supporting annual meetings and project audits,

    • organisation of remote video conferencing workshops and meetings,

  • maintaining project files and database records.

All science project administrators 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.



  • 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.