Research and Trials Support Officer 1 year fixed contract.

The British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) implements and commissions research specifically for the UK sugar beet industry, sharing results with growers and advisors at meetings, demonstration farms and events and through our regular publications.

We are looking for a lively and enthusiastic individual to support differing aspects of trial and research delivery throughout the year.  The role will be mainly field based and will involve the collection of data relating to the sugar beet crop, and general agronomy. There will also be ample opportunities to work with our laboratory, glasshouse, and trial teams, giving a good overview of agricultural research. 

Placement will cover the following 4 main areas: 

1) Sept-Dec – Assessing variety characteristics and yield performance across two Demo farms (Rougham & Morley). This will mainly involve field work assessing variety canopy characteristics in relation in to sequential yield performance. Including analysing crop characteristics and utilising remote sensing imagery.

2)Oct - Jan – Variety susceptibility to harvest.  Assessing damage during harvest and storage, leading to sugar loss.

3) Dec to May - will be assisting with the BBRO Demo Farms, setting up events and meeting growers.  Support in the glasshouses, labs and out with our trials team.

4) May- Sept - Beet Yield Challenge field assessment. Activity involves visiting crops to make and validate assessments. Assessments will include establishment counts, crop cover and possibly some soil measurements such as penetrometry and textural analysis. 


This role would suit a practically minded individual, with an interest in science/agriculture and an eye for detail.


A full driving licence is required.

Closing date: 3rd September 2018


To apply please send CV and covering letter to:



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