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Innovation Fellow

Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary:   £28,756 to £33,309
Closing Date:   Friday 12 August 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  0688-22

Applications are invited for a 15 month Innovation Fellow position based at Lancaster Environment Centre, to work on an INNOVATE UK project lead by co-located company Stopford ( The project aims to bring a prototype fertiliser (developed from different waste streams) to market by demonstrating its ability to satisfy crop nutritional requirements. Following preparatory glasshouse-based experiments, crop yields and quality will be assessed in field trials at a commercial partner in the UK. The successful applicant will join a team of scientists and technologists including Stopford staff Dr Ben Herbert (Nutragy’s inventor) & Dr Michael Wilkinson & Professor Ian Dodd (Lancaster). You will work closely with the wider consortium team comprising staff at Ashcourt’s Farm, Allium Energy ( ) and Roots Organics ( ) to ensure the development of a low-cost, effective chemical fertiliser that will become available commercially to farmers by the end of the project. The position is available to crop scientists / agronomists with an interest in applying their crop nutritional expertise to develop a new product. Experience of conducting research with industry partners, and communicating this work to a wider stakeholder group, would be an advantage.  

The position is effective from 1st September 2022 for 15 months full-time, based at Lancaster but requiring mobility to ensure monitoring of crop growth at the field trial site. Informal enquiries to Professor lan Dodd (email: 

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