AGRONOMIST (Eastern Region)
Based in Cambridge, with a major site in Kent and field trials centres across England, NIAB has unique capabilities and expertise, delivering high quality research, statutory and commercial services, and helping UK agriculture and horticulture to remain productive and resilient. Key activities include crop genetics and breeding, variety evaluation, farming systems and soils, applied pathology, and agronomy, across arable, horticultural and forage crops.
We have a vacancy for a suitably qualified arable Agronomist in Eastern England (Norfolk/Suffolk), starting in Autumn 2021. The postholder will be responsible for delivering strategic and full field walking agronomy services to existing or new NIAB TAG clients primarily in Norfolk and Suffolk. These independent advice services cover the whole spectrum from rotational planning, soil, nutritional and environmental management to variety choice and variable input recommendations.
The post holder will also operate as a member of the Regional Agronomy team, working with the East Regional Agronomist to deliver verbal, written and digital agronomy information, one-to-group technical meetings, events and one-to-one telephone support to farmer, agronomist and corporate NIAB TAG Members.
Applicants are likely to have a degree or equivalent in Agriculture or a related subject. Formal agronomy training and BASIS Crop Protection / FACTS qualifications are essential, with at least 2 years of experience in combinable crop agronomy (research, trials or advice) in the UK. Direct experience in on-farm agronomy advice is desirable but not essential as further training can be provided. Good IT and communication skills, a full driving licence and willingness to travel by road throughout eastern England are vital. Applicants should be able to work independently, accurately and proactively but also operate within a national team. Additional knowledge of trials design and interpretation would be beneficial.
The remuneration package includes earning potential that reflect the skills and experience of the appointee (anticipated starting salary range £35,000 - £45,000 per annum), pension and other employment benefits, and car allowance.
Further details and an application form are available at: www.niab.com/career or from the HR Office, NIAB, 93 Lawrence Weaver Rd, Cambridge CB3 0LE, Tel No. 01223 342282, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting SV/A1263.
For further enquiries about the role, please contact email@example.com or on +44(0)7768 143730.
Closing date for applications: 22 August 2021
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