Sustainable Fertiliser Management Scientist - KTP Associate

£33,000 - £35,000

Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire - 30 months

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Job description

An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a collaboration project between Yara UK Limited and Cranfield University. The project will focus on development of novel fertilisers developed by combining an organic and mineral component and carrying out field scale trials to assess its efficacy to support sustainable agriculture.

Project description

The aim of the KTP is to enable Yara to embed the knowledge, skills and capabilities to develop
and market a completely new sustainable line of fertiliser products with evidence-backed technical rigour. In this role you will be instrumental in acting as a conduit between academia and industry by developing scientific input and translating that into practical interventions targeted at on-going practical field trials at various locations in the UK. You will also need to understand that the developments that are made through this project will need to be sense-checked to ensure they make commercial sense. Your role will lead the development of novel fertilisers which will include scientific advancement and applied field scale evaluations at various locations in the UK.

About the business

Yara has been operating in the UK since 1843, through the acquisition by Norsk Hydro in 1982 until today. Yara can look back on more than 170 years of business in the UK developing and supplying high quality plant nutrient products for farmers and growers and more recently suppliers to the amenity and protected glasshouse sectors. Since the start in 1843 until today, the company's main focus has been to be a leading crop nutrition provider specializing in nitrogen fertilisers and latterly industrial products. The history of Yara mirrors the history of the mineral fertiliser manufacturing industry. Since these early beginnings Yara has been a global pioneer in the plant nutrition industry. The Company’s main aim is to be a leading crop nutrition provider specializing in lower carbon footprint nitrogen fertilisers. With our focus on nutrient use efficiency for a wide range of crops worldwide, we have developed products with the lowest environmental impact and site specific precision tools to help the end user maximize the return from their investment and use. Our history shows how the company has developed, grown and been supported by a growing market. It also shows the early globalisation of the company and the development and consolidation of the fertiliser industry. During the later years the development of the industrial market and the increased focus on environmental products mark two additional important milestones. Yara UK head office is located at Grimsby. There are eight solid fertiliser sites at Immingham, Garston, Avonmouth, Swansea, Ayr, Dundee, Belfast and Moira. There are six liquid fertiliser production plants at Immingham, Perth, Elvington, Chedburgh, Dagenham and Avonmouth. Our YaraVita range of micronutrient products are manufactured and distributed from our facility at Pocklington, where Yara Analytical Services laboratory is also sited. Our manufacturing, storage and distribution site at Yara Pocklington is situated some 20 minutes to the south east of York, on the Pocklington Industrial Estate. The Yara Pocklington site is the www.cranfield.ac.uk February 2020, V3 4 global centre for the development and production of the YaraVita range of foliar and micronutrient fertilisers. The business started in Pocklington in 1967 and now sells YaraVita products via local Yara units or specialist distributors in over 60 countries. Activities on the site include production, global product management, product development, agronomic advice and soil / plant analysis.

Agronomy

Agronomy

Essential: PhD in Soil Science, Agronomy, Geography, Crop Science or equivalent. Desirable: MSc(Hons) or MSc in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Sciences or equivalent in qualification and experience.

12 January 2022

25 January 2022

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An exciting opportunity to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Associate has arisen as part of a collaboration project between Yara UK Limited and Cranfield University. The project will focus on development of novel fertilisers developed by combining an organic and mineral component and carrying out field scale trials to assess its efficacy to support sustainable agriculture.