Novel Product Development Scientist in Smart Horticulture (KTP Associate)

£30,000 - £35,000

London, Greater London - 24 months (2 years)

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Job description

This exciting and highly innovative project aims to develop a pioneering, sustainable supply chain in the cut flower industry. The project offers an excellent chance for the academic team to contribute to societal and environmental well-being by reducing carbon emissions, conserving water, and curbing pollution. The partnership with FLOWERBX will provide an opportunity to translate extensive research and expertise into practical solutions that directly benefit the flower industry. The role will oversee the entire project by coordinating technical aspects, efficiently managing resources, and ensuring timely deliverables.

Project description

The primary objective of this innovative project is to work with FLOWERBX and NTU to develop a pioneering, highly sustainable supply chain in the cut flower industry. The project offers an excellent chance for the academic team to contribute to societal and environmental well-being by reducing carbon emissions, conserving water, and curbing pollution. The partnership with FLOWERBX will provide an opportunity to translate extensive research and expertise into practical solutions that directly benefit the flower industry. The role will oversee the entire project by coordinating technical aspects, efficiently managing resources, and ensuring timely deliverables.

About the business

FLOWERBX is a luxury flower delivery business, offering incredible product quality and immaculate presentation through a sustainable business model. Launched in 2016, FLOWERBX has grown 59% year-on-year and delivers to customers (direct-to-consumer and business-to-business) throughout the UK and US. FLOWERBX have worked with several luxury brands, hotels and restaurants, including Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Net-a-porter, Corinthia London and The Ritz. Sustainability is a core operating principle for FLOWERBX. From the cut-to-order business model, local growers, FSC certified packaging, use of electric vans in dense areas, to offsetting carbon for our workforce.  We became carbon neutral in 2021, with goals of becoming a B-Corp in 2024 and offsetting our carbon footprint by 200% in 2024.

Sustainable Agriculture/ horticulture

Product Development Scientist

PhD in Horticulture or relevant subject such as Plant or Crop Science. Alternatively, candidates with a relevant Masters’ degree may also be considered, especially if they have extensive research experience and expertise in smart horticulture technologies. 

26 March 2024

26 April 2024

1 July 2024

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This exciting and highly innovative project aims to develop a pioneering, sustainable supply chain in the cut flower industry. The project offers an excellent chance for the academic team to contribute to societal and environmental well-being by reducing carbon emissions, conserving water, and curbing pollution. The partnership with FLOWERBX will provide an opportunity to translate extensive research and expertise into practical solutions that directly benefit the flower industry. The role will oversee the entire project by coordinating technical aspects, efficiently managing resources, and ensuring timely deliverables.