Senior Entomologist - Rentokil Initial

Crawley, West Sussex
13 Apr 2021
11 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Rentokil Initial

Crawley, West Sussex

Salary – Competitive


Full Time

Full Job Description and application form at:

Your day to day responsibilities will include:

Manage and maintain the Entomology Laboratory, colleagues, external collaborators, and test resources in order to lead and deliver:

Innovation Projects to Proof of Concept stage (pre-D2 gate)

Testing to support other M&I initiatives, e.g. to support regulatory dossiers product development benchmarking and marketing claims testing

To use their experience of the company and the industry as well as urban insect pest biology and behaviour in order to deliver:

A primary point of contact in order to support the businesses with technical opinions and help in solving complex pest problems

On site support where required in order to demonstrate RI’s expertise and problem solving capability to customers

Identification of new opportunities for innovation / novel new solutions to complex pest problems or operational issues

To manage their team and the resources at the Power Centre to ensure that lab tour guests and other visitors receive an appropriately engaging and informative experience whilst in the entomology facility

Deliver designated Innovation projects either as a Project Leader or Workstream Leader and work effectively with Project Managers, other M&I personnel and external collaborators, in order to deliver data and reports on time and in full.

Ensure all project work is designed, conducted, data analysed and reported, in a timely manner and to a standard process to ensure conclusions drawn are accurate and data is available for later use, e.g. to support registration or marketing needs.

To act as a coach and direct line manager to the Entomology Team

Manage laboratory resources (livestock and test rooms) along with staff workloads in order to deliver projects on time, in full.

If you wish to be considered for this role you will need:


A working technical knowledge of current urban pest control techniques

Experience in New Product Development

Experience of experimental design and ability to manipulate and analyse large data sets, and ability to work at pace to meet tight deadlines

Ability to communicate results and their significance to peers and commercial sponsors of work

Willingness to travel nationally and internationally to liaise with frontline colleagues, sometimes at short notice

BSc in a biological subject with at least GCSE level in Maths and English

Working knowledge of desktop publishing packages, particularly Microsoft Office and Google Cloud software

Excellent English written and verbal communication


Experience with insect vectors of disease or other grouping of urban insect pests

A minimum of 2 years working within the pest control industry at a global level

Qualified to PhD degree in an entomology discipline

Fluent in other languages used in the RI businesses globally

Full current driving license

Do you have what it takes? If you wish to be considered for this role please follow the link above to read more and apply.


Competitive salary

Hybrid working - working partly from home and partly from office

Rentokil Initial Reward Scheme

23 days' holiday, plus 8 bank holidays

Employee Assistance Programme

Death-in-Service Benefit

Free parking

Equal Opportunities

Rentokil Initial regards equality and fairness as a fundamental right of all of its colleagues. Every colleague is required to support the company to meet its dedication to provide equal opportunities in employment and avoid unlawful discrimination. Rentokil Initial considers that all colleagues have a duty not to discriminate against any of their colleagues on any unlawful grounds.


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