Field Agronomy Specialist

Number of employees

70

Orange, Australia

Posted on: 2023-11-10

Category: carbon

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Loam works with 4.5 billion years of evolution to solve the climate crisis. Microbes have changed the composition of our atmosphere through earth’s history. At Loam, we are ensuring these organisms can do it again. Through a better understanding of how microbes influence the carbon cycle, we can create new planetary-scale opportunities for carbon sequestration and improve agricultural productivity.

About Loam:

At Loam, we have the earth in our hands. As a team of scientists, farmers, and entrepreneurs, we are on a mission to revolutionise agriculture and address climate change. Through our cutting-edge microbial technology, we are enhancing soil health, boosting crop yields, and sequestering carbon to create a sustainable future for farming. We are committed to empowering farmers and promoting regenerative practices that benefit both the environment and their bottom line.

As a fast-growing agricultural startup, Loam offers a dynamic and collaborative work environment where innovation and passion thrive. We embrace diversity and believe that our collective expertise and shared commitment can make a significant impact on the global agricultural landscape.

Join us on this exciting journey as we transform agriculture and build a sustainable future together.

About the Role:

As a Field Agronomy Specialist at Loam Bio, you will be an integral part of our agronomy team, focusing on the execution of trials to assess fungal inoculum performance in both greenhouse and field settings. Your role will involve close collaboration with our R&D leaders, soil laboratories, and product managers to deliver impactful carbon sequestration solutions for farmers. You will actively contribute to our R&D greenhouse and field trials, overseeing the monitoring, collection, and processing of soil samples, as well as the measurement of agronomic data and observations across regional NSW. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to engage with other facets of Loam's R&D efforts, including our state-of-the-art soil analysis and microbiology laboratories, making a lasting impact on the forefront of sustainable agriculture.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the agronomy team and external parties to design, implement, and evaluate field trials.
  • Assist in the establishment, monitoring and data collection of greenhouse trials
  • Conduct intensive soil sampling campaigns for small plot trials
  • Collect and record data on crop growth, pest and disease incidence, and environmental factors.
  • Frequent monitoring and management of crop health, irrigation, and fertilisation to ensure optimal growth of our field trials.
  • Prepare reports and presentations summarising trial results and findings.
  • Stay updated on the latest advancements in agronomy and soil science through research and professional development activities.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in agriculture, agronomy, or soil science.
  • Experience with Australian wheat, barley and canola systems.
  • Strong understanding of agronomic principles and soil fertility management.
  • Knowledge of greenhouse and small plot trial methodologies.
  • Familiarity with soil sampling techniques and laboratory analysis.
  • Basic understanding of wheat, barley, canola physiology, plus plant nutrition.
  • Excellent observational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills to interact effectively with team members and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work outdoors for extended periods and in various weather conditions.
  • Willing to travel frequently and spend significant time on the road
  • Passion for agriculture and sustainable farming practices.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies and research findings.

Benefits

  • Fast-growing start-up with many opportunities for capacity building and career development
  • Work alongside leading scientists and innovators in an international organisation
  • Enjoy an inclusive and supportive culture
  • Competitive salary based on experience

Why you should join us:

We're tackling some of the most challenging issues of our time, and we're doing it with a team that's passionate about making a difference. If you're looking for a role where you can use your skills to contribute to a mission that matters, we'd love to hear from you.

Loam Bio is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic.

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