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19th Apr

R&D Manager

— Manager within an R&D Biology team specialising in Entomology.

Cambridgeshire/Hybrid, UK
Competitive and dependant on qualifications and experience.
  • Fast-growing start-up working to reduce food waste. 
  • Combining AI and nature to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • An opportunity to make a significant impact within the agriculture sector.

Work as part of a fast-growing team within an exciting start-up that is working to decarbonise the food system and reduce food waste. Work for a company that brings together cutting-edge technology with natural methods, leading to a fully circular waste management solution. Help challenge the status quo and tackle a global problem; food waste!
You will be working as the R&D Manager of a small but expanding team, ensuring that R&D activities are managed and coordinated successfully. Overseeing data and sample collection whilst ensuring that people and resources are maximised in this highly dynamic and flexible role.

What you'll be doing:

  • Managing a motivated and varied team of junior researchers and technicians.
  • Coordinating R&D operations, ensuring the timely delivery of trial data, reports and activities.
  • Ensuring flawless cross-sectional communication.
  • Communicating ongoing and planned R&D efforts both within the team and across the company.
  • Working closely with external stakeholders across the waste-livestock value chain.
  • During performance trials, you will support the team with data and sample collection on farm sites.
  • This role will be a blend of home, office, and field/site work, with each day bringing exciting challenges and opportunities.

What experience you’ll need to apply?


  • A proven track record of successful people and project management within complex, science-led projects.
  • Very good attention to detail.
  • You will be super organised, hardworking, and passionate.
  • Experience with data and sample collection related to livestock performance trials.
  • It would be beneficial to have experience working with stakeholders within the livestock sector, such as farmers and producers.

What you’ll get in return for your experience:Not only will your work have a positive impact on the world by addressing a global problem, but you will also have the opportunity to work alongside a creative and brilliant team who are all mission driven. This is a unique opportunity for ambitious individuals who would like to be exposed to new opportunities that would bring both further responsibilities and professional development. Competitive salary dependant on experience. 


  • 34 days of holiday (including Bank Holidays).
  • Pension scheme.
  • Cycle-to-work scheme.
  • Mileage Allowance Payments (MAPs).
  • Flexible working.
  • Opportunity for equity.

What’s next:
If you would like to work as an R&D Manager in a varied role within an exciting and fast-growing start-up, please apply for the position or get in touch with Imogen Turner for more information.


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Who's managing this role?

Imogen Turner

Imogen Turner

— Recruiter Environmental & Life Sciences

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