KTP Associate - Rumbol Products

Location: Clydebank, Strathclyde, G81 1LY
Salary: £25k
Qualification required: Chemistry / Materials Science
Closing Date: 16 February 2015
KTP Advert Ref: 2913/1
Based in Clydebank, near Glasgow, Rumbol Products Ltd was formed in 1988, and is in the business of the contract-manufacturing of high quality cattle boluses. Their products optimise growth rates in young cattle, aid in easier calvings, help grow strong healthy calves, reduce the calving spread and optimise general condition in cattle. Active components are copper, cobalt, selenium, manganese, zinc, iodine, vitamins A, D3 and E. Rumbol’s product range is unsurpassed in quality and performance, and is recognised as the preferred choice of cattle breeders worldwide. They now make nearly two million boluses every year.

The University of Strathclyde in association with Rumbol Products Ltd will develop a new generation of cattle boluses, and we are seeking a highly motivated KTP Associate to work with us in this exciting new collaboration. The project is part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme, supported by Innovate UK. The aim of these schemes is to transfer knowledge between universities and industry.

The KTP Associate will be an employee of the University of Strathclyde and will be supervised by chemistry academics, but will spend most of their working time at Rumbol’s production site in Clydebank.

The position includes extensive management training and a generous personal development budget. With the support of academic experts and a KTP Adviser, this is an excellent opportunity which offers an extremely interesting, varied and challenging role.

Through this Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, you will play a key role in managing and implementing strategic developments in the company and transferring knowledge between the University and company. Typical challenges you could encounter as a KTP Associate include designing and introducing new or improved products or processes, re-organising production facilities and introducing improved quality systems and technology, in order to allow the company to break into new markets. More about Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and the benefits to your long term career can be found at http://www.ktponline.org.uk.
Skills required: An undergraduate masters (2.1 or better) or postgraduate degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or a related discipline is essential and some industrial experience is desirable. The successful candidate will have good interpersonal and team working skills and must be able to communicate at all levels and work to tight deadlines.
Knowledge Base Partner: Strathclyde, University of
Company partner: Rumbol Products Limited
Company business area: Contract-manufacture cattle boluses. These products optimise growth rates in young, aid in easier calvings, help grow strong healthy calves, reduce the calving spread and optimise general condition in cattle.
Contact: Dr John Liggat, University of Strathclyde, Tel: 0141 548 4351


Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (http://www.strath.ac.uk/hr/workforus)

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