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Would you like to join our agriculture team? Opportunity for a Knowledge Transfer Manager (plants or animals)

The Agriculture team at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team to deliver a range of activities (either individually or as part of a team) aimed at providing innovation support primarily for the Agriculture sector (Plants or Animals) and Agri-food more generally.

Deadline for applications: 7th August 2015

Highly motivated and self-starting with excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, you will be excited by the challenges of working at the interface between industry, research groups and funding bodies on a wide variety of projects, at a time of phenomenal growth in scientific knowledge, changing industrial need and evolving funding mechanisms.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or above (preferably PhD) in a relevant subject (e.g. plant or animal science, health, physiology, genetics, biological science) or another relevant discipline (such as business management). They will also have the ability to offer knowledge of state-of-the-art in one or more areas of relevance to the sector and have the ability to develop an excellent network of industrial, academic and other contacts across the Plants and/or Animal and wider Agri-food sector.

Experience of knowledge transfer activities in a similar role would be beneficial, as would industrial experience in a relevant field. Eligibility to work in the UK is essential. Significant travel within the UK (and potentially European/International) will also be necessary, and possession of a full UK driving license would be an advantage.

The full job description and details of how to apply can be viewed at http://openktn.org/jobs/

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