Senior Scientist - Commercial Phytochemistry Unit

Ref: 3800

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

London

Role Managed by:

Nataliya Mykhalchenko

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6237

e: Nataliya.Mykhalchenko@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: 17/06/2019

Formal Interview Date: August 2019

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RBG Kew is now seeking to appoint a Senior Scientist to support the development and growth of the CPU. Reporting to the CPU Director, and liaising with the expertise of the Director of Science and Head of the Office of the Science Directorate, the Senior Scientist will be responsible for the delivery and oversight of Kew’s existing commercial science activities, while identifying new commercial opportunities.

The appointee will be expected to establish strong links and excellent working relationships with key internal stakeholders – particularly within the Science Directorate and the Directorate of Marketing & Commercial Enterprise – to support the development of effective commercial partnerships.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join Kew and contribute to the development and success of the CPU. We are looking for a candidate with an outstanding record of scientific achievement in natural product chemistry or a related discipline, with proven experience operating in, or interfacing with, commercial science or industry.

They will demonstrate broad understanding of commercial science, the regulations associated with phytochemical use as it relates to Kew, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a track record of success in establishing and delivering commercial scientific partnerships. Leadership and management experience, including building and mentoring teams, and financial and business planning, is an advantage though not essential.

The postholder will be based at Kew Gardens in London. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the seniority of the role.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by RBG Kew’s executive search partners Perrett Laver who will support RBG Kew in helping to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assisting in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the role.

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