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Meiosis is primarily focused on supporting fruit breeders and fruit plant propagators. We are based in East Malling, Kent and operate internationally.

Key aspects of the role are:

  • Interfacing with research institutes and breeders, tissue culture laboratories, propagator nurseries and triallists.
  • Arranging the supply of trial plant material.
  • Receiving and evaluating trials data.
  • Liaising with and periodically visiting trial sites to monitor performance.
  • Compiling summary reports for fruit plant breeders.
  • Assisting with auditing of both propagators and fruit growers on a global basis.
  • Assisting with the process of registering new varieties for Plant Variety Rights.
  • Maintaining and updating the information on the company’s website.

The successful applicant is likely to possess the following key attributes:
  • A horticultural or plant sciences graduate who is interested in soft fruit production and plant propagation.
  • An excellent administrator with a good eye for detail.
  • Willing to travel in the UK and overseas, with some nights away from home.
  • A strong communicator with a high standard of written and spoken English.
  • A good working knowledge of another European language such as Polish, Dutch, German or Spanish would be beneficial.
  • IT literate with experience and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Knowledge of Inteum and WordPress would be beneficial.
  • A clean driving licence is required.

Hours of Work: 08.30 to 17.00 with a 1 hour lunch Monday – Friday.

Holiday: 20 days plus Bank Holidays.

The post reports to the Senior Technical Manager.

To register your interest in this position please send your cover letter and CV to Laura Amos, meiosis@meiosis.co.uk