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Plant Scientist

Plan, budget, establish and document research trials and projects.

Alternative Titles

  • Biologist
  • Cereal Chemist
  • Chemist
  • Plant Breeder
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Weed Scientist


  • Initiate and implement research and development programs for area of responsibility within agreed budget and reporting deadlines as planned and coordinated by Research Manager
  • Prepare documented proposals and successfully establish research trials
  • Regularly communicate with relevant industry sectors and initiate well targeted research projects
  • Meet company requirements for trial planning and operation of research projects
  • Manage trial establishment and collection of data
  • Budget for research work and provide management reporting in regard to trial/research progress
  • Prepare research findings for publication

Personal Requirements

  • problem solving skills
  • detailed observational skills
  • like science and plants
  • communication skills
  • organisational skills
  • work independently or as part of a team
  • meticulous record keeping skills
  • enjoy working outdoors