Apply technical knowledge to develop new and existing products to meet market needs which consist of solving both complex and straightforward problems.
Design and carry out laboratory experiments. Review the results and seek answers to problems encountered through collection of data and investigation. Propose how to proceed with next experiment/stage of project.
Communication is mainly verbally within research group and through e-mail and written technical reports to the rest of the business in which complex scientific information is presented in appropriate form for the audience.
Arrange and carry out plant trials, liaising when necessary with other technical and commercial teams.
The role carries no line management responsibility. However it may be necessary to supervise/demonstrate to students/less experienced staff at times.
Expected to suggest most viable development routes in projects that can either be complex or straightforward. If they are not sure then they will go to line manager for advice. Decisions will be taken in conjunction with the line manager.
Responsible for planning and running multiple projects and carrying out experiments of varying complexity to deliver new products on time to the business.. Typically projects can range from a couple of days to six months
Expected to come up with creative solutions to problems within a designed area but is restricted by the core science. Encouraged to come up with creative ideas for new projects or within projects.
Expected to enhance knowledge of technology area and relevant scientific techniques to continuously improve research capability.