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Research Trials Agronomist

Morley Centre, Norfolk
£19,920 to £26,284
Closing date
7 Oct 2021
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Research Trials Agronomist
Morley Centre, Norfolk
Ref: SV/A1110

Are you passionate about agriculture, and have a keen interest in crop research and the generation of technical information for farmers? Are you are looking for a role where every day is different?

Join us and you will learn new skills and work hard as part of a small team in a large company with great career progression.

NIAB Agronomy champions the role of independent agronomic research, generating impartial information that is widely utilised by the UK agricultural community. It brings together a network of field-based variety evaluation and crop husbandry research, and expertise in interpretation and dissemination.

The Farming Systems Research team undertakes commercial contract research and projects funded by charitable, levy, government and industry sources, including laboratory studies, glasshouse and field trials. We work in partnership with NIAB’s ten regional centres and over eighty staff directly involved with on farm trialling of crop varieties and inputs.

We are currently looking for a Research Trials Agronomist to support a range of research projects focusing on soils, agronomic research and monitoring programmes based at Morley (near Norwich), where you will be part of the small integrated Farming Systems and Trials team.

The role will involve all aspects of the practical management of a range of field trials, soils and agronomic monitoring and the associated data collation and preliminary data analysis. You will also be involved in supporting research demonstration and knowledge exchange events.

To succeed, you will need to develop sound practical knowledge of agriculture and research trials. You will be motivated and adaptable enough to work in an environment where the weather can often decide the days’ work.

Applicants should have a good general standard of secondary education including qualifications in English, Mathematics and Science and a practical knowledge of agriculture or plant science and / or field experimentation. Good communication and planning skills are also important.

A full driving licence is needed as a willingness to undertake travel to other UK research sites is required. An interest in crop production, soil science and some experience in data collation and analysis would be desirable.

The salary is in the range of £19,920 to £26,284 pa, dependent on skills, experience and qualifications.

Further details and an application form are available on our website: or from the HR Office, 93 Lawrence Weaver Road, Cambridge CB3 0LE. Tel: 01223 342282. Email:

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Closing date: 7 October 2021.

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