An experienced Seed Scientist, or Seed Tester, is sought to join a well-established R & D team to run their busy Seed Biology laboratory and oversee laboratory technicians. Responsibilities will include: writing study plans, investigating seed treatments, setting up bioassays and assessments, and seed testing to International Seed Testing Association Standards (ISTA). High standards of data recording, and maintenance of the laboratory resources, including living resources, will be essential. An appreciation of the principles of GLP and ORETO guidelines will also be necessary. This is a great career opportunity to take up a really interesting and varied seed biology role – managing and completing seed related projects as required, working with the wider research team of this Global business, and communicating results within expected timescales.


Candidate profile:

Degree or Masters in Plant Science, Plant Physiology, or similar

2-3 years experience in a plant science or seed laboratory

Good knowledge of plant biology and plant physiology especially seed biology and seed pathology.

Seed testing experience

Laboratory experience

IT literate with understanding of statistics ideally ARM software.

Able to manage projects

Writing, communication and presentation skills.

Team player with ability to oversee other staff members.


Salary: Excellent salary package and benefits.

Location: Midlands – call Margaret for precise location details


Please email your CV to or for a completely confidential discussion about this role or to request a copy of the job profile call Margaret Wilkinson on 07921 454473.