HEAD OF SCIENCE (BIOLOGY, BOTANY, BIO-CHEMISTRY)
BASED EAST CENTRAL SCOTLAND – HYBRID OFFICE AND HOME WORKING
Have you ever wanted to work for a company doing something truly incredible, disruptive and working for the greater good of planet Earth? Well, here is your chance. Intelligent Growth Solutions (IGS) is a fast growing innovative Agritech SME changing how the world does farming. Their leading edge indoor vertical farming towers allow IGS to control the weather and grow a range of plants, crops, fruit and herbs simultaneously at optimum conditions anywhere in the world.
Employing over 120 staff between sites in Edinburgh, outside Dundee (co-located and collaborating with the James Hutton institute) and Inverkeithing in Fife, we are deploying vertical farming towers globally. We are currently increasing the Research team and need to recruit a Head of Science to join the team. You can be based anywhere in East Central Scotland.
Reporting to the CTO, you will join a multi-disciplinary team, with the goal of changing what is possible with the indoor farming technology, approach and use of the tools we have developed to date. This is a very creative role, which will evolve over time as the business grows. As part of the broader leadership group you will help evaluate and execute new plant science strategies for current and prospective clients. You will have access to some of the best scientific minds and lab equipment available today. Key responsibilities include:
The right candidate is ideally educated to degree calibre minimum in a Scientific discipline; biology, botany or plant/crop sciences preferred. You have likely come into managing a team or function after a successful career as a Scientist. We would be especially keen to hear from candidates who have worked in plant or crop research institutions, or perhaps trialling the growth of new medicinal plant and herb extracts e.g. Cannabis. This will aldo suit commercial scientific managers working for organic food growing and production businesses and Science Managers / Head of Science from commercial biotechnology or pharma backgrounds.
This represents an incredible opportunity to “give something back” and be part of a culture geared to helping others internally and externally. Your leading base salary is complemented by an extensive benefits package including private medical insurance, great pension, long term sickness cover and 35 days annual leave. Career stability and growth can be taken as a given.
To apply for this role please apply to our inhouse Talent acquisition Manager Bruce Hydes.