Graduate Research Agronomist

Janine Batters

This is an ideal career opportunity to work across a varied and interesting grains research program within a supportive and energetic team.

  • Work with a leading not-for-profit grains research and extension organisation
  • Experience a professional, progressive, and supportive work environment
  • Benefit from a varied, interesting, and challenging work

About us

Birchip Cropping Group Inc. (BCG) is a leader in applied grains research. Based in the heart of the Wimmera Mallee and North Central farming regions, BCG was established in 1992 by a group of farmers determined to have ongoing access to locally relevant grains research. BCG is now nationally recognised and respected for delivery of high quality, independent, applied science-based research and extension.

What’s in it for you?

This position provides the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment in one of the largest and diverse grain producing regions in Australia. Your knowledge in applied research will expand whilst developing important skills in trial development, design, and execution. You will get to work closely and develop important relationships with farmers and the farming community.

Birchip is a happy, vibrant, and progressive community, offering many social, sport and recreation opportunities, boasting outstanding sporting facilities and water-based activities at Tchum lake which is located 7kms from town. If you’re interested in music and the Arts, Birchip is host to the annual Mali Heart festival, various visiting cultural arts performances and a range of regular and varied music events throughout the year.

Qualifications, experience and personal attributes

  • Willingness to work across a varied and interesting grains research program
  • Enjoy learning and being part of a dynamic team
  • Possess excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and develop new skills
  • Capacity for career development in a supportive environment
  • Enjoy working with farmers and agricultural researchers
  • Formal qualifications in agriculture or related discipline
  • Manual driver licence

Tasks & responsibilities

  • Assist with the delivery of relevant research project deliverables to achieve project
  • Assist with planning, preparing, monitoring, measuring, recording, and reporting research
    trial developments
  • Support the delivery of in-paddock trials including site preparation, management and
  • Assist with project reporting requirements and writing scientific reports
  • Assist with writing and/or research of articles and other communications
  • Promote BCG capabilities to research networks, industry, BCG members and other farmers
  • Support extension activities through written mediums or verbal presentations
  • A willingness to actively engage in conversation with farmers and researchers to ensure relevant research
    work is being undertaken across the Wimmera Mallee region

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Applications including a cover letter and CV (with referees) apply to: [email protected]

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