Regional Trials Agronomist - North America

The role

Sirius Minerals is seeking a regional agronomist, based in North America, to assist in monitoring commercial and technical trials. Reporting to the Head of R&D, the full-time role will identify facilities and establish and monitor trials for the Company’s flagship product, the multi-nutrient fertilizer POLY4.

Key responsibilities

  • In conjunction with other team members, identify trials and research facilities
  • Visit and audit potential new facilities and staff
  • Assist in new trial establishment and monitor and submit status reports
  • Ensure trials follow good experimental practice
  • Control stocks of research material and assist with product transportation
  • Provide a resource of local agricultural data including soil nutrient status, fertilizer use, crops and crop performance data, major industry players and products

Skills and experience

  • A university bachelor’s degree or master’s qualification in an appropriate discipline
  • Extensive on-farm fertilizer / agrochemical trials experience, preferably with a fertilizer focus
  • An understanding of trial design, interpretation and statistical evaluations
  • Experience in working to protocol guidelines
  • Commercial crop experience complementary to the region
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English and local languages
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • A self-manager with the ability to prioritise and plan work to communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders

Benefits

Attractive remuneration package depending on experience

Closing date

3 April 2017

Location

Flexible, travel required

How to apply

Please email your CV and covering letter to recruitment@siriusminerals.com

About us

Sirius Minerals Plc is a publically listed company on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. Through the development of its North Yorkshire polyhalite project it will become a world leading producer of multi-nutrient fertilizer.

The Project involves the construction of a state-of-the-art underground mine to enable the extraction of polyhalite – a unique multi-nutrient fertilizer – along with the necessary infrastructure both above and below ground that will be required for transport, processing and distribution.

The Company is headquartered in Scarborough, with a small London presence, and has an increasingly growing team. To work at Sirius, you must share the Company’s values and determination to reach our goals quickly, efficiently and with the highest safety standards.

Sirius Minerals is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

We will process your information in accordance with our privacy policy (www.siriusminerals.com/privacy-policy/). By submitting a CV to us, you consent to us processing your data and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate and that you are entitled to work in the UK. We may share your data with trusted third parties, including our construction contractors, Scarborough Jobmatch, Routes to Employment and other specialist recruitment agencies, but only in connection with possible recruitment with Sirius Minerals and its subsidiaries or with construction contractors working on the Project. If you do not wish us to share your information with third parties, please let us know when you email us

Regional Trials Agronomist - North America

Location: Flexible, travel required
Closing date for applications: 03/04/2017

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