Graduate Research Agronomist

Build your research skills with a dedicated and well regarded research team driving improved profitable outcomes for grain farmers in the Wimmera, Mallee and North central regions of Victoria.

  • Agronomic Research and Development
  • Not for Profit farmer led independent organisation
  • Based in Birchip, VIC

Salary Competitive salary with phone and multiple professional development opportunities  

The Company

Our client, the Birchip Cropping Group (BCG) is a nationally recognised not-for-profit agricultural research and extension organisation led by farmers. To improve the prosperity of farmers and agricultural communities through farmer-driven innovation, research and extension is the mission. Widely recognised as a credible, independent and innovative organisation, BCG’s research and communication activities provide evidence, support and tools for improving farm management practices and profitability.

The Role

With the continued growth in the sector, BCG are looking for a focused and curious Graduate Research Agronomist to join their motivated and invested team in pursuing targeted high quality, independent research into grain crops in the region.

BCG are recognised and respected for delivery of high quality, independent, applied science-based research and extension, this is your opportunity to be a part of that committed team. The role responsibilities are varied and diverse and will include:

  • Assisting with the delivery of relevant research project deliverables to achieve project objectives including planning, preparing, monitoring, measuring, recording and reporting trial developments.
  • Supporting the delivery of in-paddock trials including plot preparation, management and harvesting.
  • Assisting with writing and/or research of articles and other communications.
  • Promoting BCG capabilities to research networks, industry, BCG members and other farmers.
  • Supporting extension activities.

The Person

BCG are proud of their culture that supports professionally curious likeminded people who are willing to test, challenge and explore ideas and the right person for this role will fit those criteria. They will also possess:

  • An understanding and working knowledge of grain growing, mixed farming systems and rural communities.
  • Some knowledge of research in a field-trials setting, any hands-on experience will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated interest in the development of ideas and issues and seeing them transformed into adopted on farm practice.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in building and sustaining relationships.
  • Proven communication skills for use with clients and project teams.
  • Sound oral and written presentation skills applied to write coherent reports and public speaking skills.
  • An affinity and desire to live rurally.
  • Formal qualifications in agriculture or related discipline.

This role is part of a young team who are courageous and collegiate and who practice science that is rigorous to provide value to farmers. On offer are significant professional development opportunities, a competitive salary and career advancement opportunities. Call the BCG office on (03) 5492 2787 to learn more.

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