Genus PLC

Research Officer

Job Locations UK-Newcastle
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/17/2023 10:04 AM)
# of Openings
Job Family
Technical Services

Business overview

Promar International is a leading provider of consultancy services to farmers, food companies and retailers. We create and analyse a vast array of industry data to keep us at the forefront of trends and provide reliable evidence to back our advice.


Our people are nutritionists, vets, agronomists, environmentalists, marketeers, financial planners, strategists, data analysts, engineers and supply chain builders. We operate from the UK and work globally.


Promar International is part of Genus plc, an agricultural biotechnology pioneer. Genus is a UK listed FTSE 250 company with over 3,000 employees spread across 70 countries. 


Role Overview

We are looking for a new Research Officer to join the North team on a full-time, permanent basis. The ideal location for this role will be within commuting distance from Hexham, Northumberland. 


The role of Research Officer involves visiting farms and collecting data. A strong applicant will have strong communication skills (oral and written), a head for numbers and enjoy working with data. Full training is provided. You don't need to have any prior experience just a willingness to learn, knowledge of British agriculture, and the ability to appreciate the difficulties and issues faced by farmers and growers in the UK.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Collect farm business account data and information in a range of formats (e.g. hard copy invoices, cheque books, bank statements, farm accounts packages)
  • Produce a fully balanced electronic account of the farm businesses on an annual basis
  • Interview farmers and gain additional information related to their business, farming and land management activities (for example, their business management practices, agri-environmental activities, and water usage)
  • Undertake travel to and from farms and farm business offices in the range of tasks required to perform the role fully



  • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite of programs including Excel and Word
  • Good general knowledge and understanding of British Agriculture
  • Good knowledge of farm business management


Equal Employment Opportunities

Genus is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with anti-discrimination law, it is the purpose of this policy to effectuate these principles and mandates. Genus prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Genus conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.




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