First listed on: 07 April 2021

Graduate Research Agronomist, Wagga Wagga



Wagga Wagga, NSW

Full-time position - 12 month contract
with potential to extend to a permanent position 

Kalyx partners with Global Scientists to conduct field, laboratory and greenhouse experiments in all crop types to develop and commercialise new technologies that ensure the continued success of agriculture in Australia.

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We are inviting Agriculture or Science Graduates to join our research team in our Wagga Wagga branch, NSW.  If you are a recent graduate and are considering a career in agronomy is something you'd like to pursue, you are encouraged to apply.  This role will be suitable for a Gap Year student.  The offer of permanent employment after 12 months will be consdidered to the right candidate.  

You will gain valuable experience in broadacre crops and further your knowledge via the Kalyx XSeed technical training in the areas of:

  • Agricultural chemicals and their application
  • Weed, Disease, and Insect identification
  • Trial design and implementation of field/horticulture trial
  • Seeding and Harvest operation
  • Calibrations of Booms and Seeders
  • Plant Diagnostics
  • Variety Evaluation
  • Statistics and Data Interpretation
  • Client and Grower Communication

This position will provide all that PLUS the advantage of working outdoors with a fun and supportive team of experienced ag professionals. Kalyx rewards you for the effort you put in. We offer an attractive starting salary, TOIL and additional benefits. Overnight travel will be required at peak times during sowing and harvest.

You: Your attitude is what we are most interested in. You will enjoy learning and working outdoors, have a strong work ethic and enjoy people. We are looking for people who are:

  • Tertiary trained in Agricultural Science/Science or similar 
  • Possess a current driver's license
  • Have a genuine interest in any or all plant physiology, weed identification, ag chemistry, herbicide application, plant disease, entomology, agricultural machinery and modifications
  • Great with people, motivated and interested
  • Knowledgeable on interpreting data and have experience writing scientific reports
  • Capable of working independently and solving problems on the go
  • Good at managing priorities and workload

Us: Kalyx is a great place to work. Our teams are valued, encouraged and supported to learn and develop, and have fun along the way. Our culture dictates how we work together and with our clients, and this is integral to our success. Once you sign on with Kalyx, we want you to stay, progress and help us grow the business together, so much so, that you can buy shares in the company after 2 years of service.

If you are looking to start or further your career, and like the idea of working with a group of like-minded and positive young people working at the innovative end of Agriculture, this job is for you. 

All applications will include a cover letter telling us about you and why this opportunity interests you, together with a CV highlighting your experience.  Please ensure you have included 2 referees. Applications close COB Monday, 19 April 2021.

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