Research Team Leader - AgriTech

Sos Academy Limited ,
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum


We are working with one of the most exciting young companies in the UK right now and they are looking for a Research Engineer or Scientist based near Salisbury The Company: This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to drive the development of technologies which will feed the world. Our client is a start-up company (2 Years old) who are ramping up to deliver cutting edge technical and engineering solutions that will revolutionise the agri-tech industry. Based in our HQ near Salisbury they have a forward thinking, modern and charismatic team who understand that work is a part of life and flexible working arrangements are key to success in a modern world. The team are all hard working, dedicated and passionate about what we do and are looking for a new team member that can mirror the qualities outlined below. In return, they offer a fabulous working package primarily based at HQ with the flexibility to work remotely or from home when needed. They also believe that diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box. If you are excited about our company, the role and working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet, why not give it a whirl? The role: Our client is looking for a experienced leader for their Research Team with hands on experience in Machine Vision, Artificial Intelligence, Plant Science, Geospatial Analysis or Algorithm Development. We need someone who can take ownership of our biggest scientific challenges driving them to closure with their team. The role is based at their bespoke new facility near Salisbury and easily commutable from Southampton, Basingstoke, Winchester, Andover and the Thames Valley tech corridor. Responsibilities (although not limited to): Leadership and line management of the Research Team; Hands on technical leadership for build of proof of concept and prototype systems Seeking out and forecasting our future technology choices and partners Skills: We always support colleagues to develop their skills. Our Research Team Leader needs to be able to "do" as well as lead, so should be personally fabulous in one of the following fields: Machine Vision - working with both sensors and algorithms to provide our robots with the "eyes" they need to perform tasks in fields; Artificial Intelligence - providing our robots with the "brains" to identify useful information and produce advice for our farmers; Plant Science - a understanding of the structure of plants (good and bad) commonly found in fields, and the differences between them, to help our robots understand plant classification and health; Geospatial Analysis - a keen understanding of the geospatial systems our robots use to pinpoint plants, and present this information; Algorithm Development - designing the algorithms used by our robots to find their way; make decisions; and provide advice; Sensor Technologies and Integration - broad knowledge of sensor systems, and the ability to help make practical choices on devices through both research and practical experimentation What's on offer: A future-oriented job in a quickly growing start-up Mud and fresh air - you will never suffer from pollution here As an early employee, you will be deeply involved in the success of the Company An opportunity to influence the development of one of the most exciting companies in the UK Eco-bragging rights and photo opportunities in major press publications If you want to be successful and happy in your job, then get in touch today. Don't Delay, Find Success with SOS Today Call, Click, Or Come in Today Our aim is to respond to your application within 48 hours. However, due to high volumes of candidates applying for positions, please assume that if we have not contacted you within 48 hours you have been unsuccessful for this role. We will keep your details and contact you should a more suitable position become available. This job was originally posted as