Senior Agronomist/Microbiologist/Soil Health Scientist 

Alberta/Saskatchewan | Hybrid | Full-Time

HumaTerra is a Canadian early-stage producer and seller of biological soil inoculants. Our mission is to enhance the life of the soil through the diversity, density, and resilience of soil microbial communities. 

HumaTerra is conducting Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) with 10 research stations across Alberta and Saskatchewan, and head-to-head trials over 25,000 acres with farmers. After years of Research & Development, we’re further developing our science team. We’d like you to join us as a Senior Agronomist/Microbiologist/Soil Health Scientist. This is a permanent, full-time, hybrid-working position. Ideally, you’re based in Alberta or Saskatchewan (our head office is in Central Saskatchewan). 

HumaTerra products can be applied wherever the ground has been disturbed. Therefore, we’re expanding the markets we serve from agriculture to energy, forestry and horticulture. 


What will you be accountable for?

  • Planning microbiological research (and shape the direction of industry research) to further develop HumaTerra products
  • Working alongside the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) to liaise with universities and research groups 
  • Participating in discussions and vetting outside opportunities relating to biology, sampling, and testing 
  • Managing and planning field scale trials and RCTs
  • Organizing, collecting, and managing all field scale and RCT data
  • Educating HumaTerra employees, industry representatives and producers. Further expanding and promoting HumaTerra’s reputation as a leading trusted supplier of biological soil inoculants in North America. 
  • Supporting and presenting at industry events and premier grower events
  • Writing and submitting grant applications as deemed applicable by the HumaTerra grant committee
  • Additional duties (as requested by the CTO and/or CEO) to further HumaTerra’s development and success 

 

Who are we looking for?

Due to our culture of autonomy and innovation, there’s opportunity to shape the role to your experience and aspirations. Our core requirements are: 

  • Leadership and self-motivation
  • The ability to overcome challenges and to identify and seize opportunities (analysis and problem-solving)
  • Capability to build rapport through public speaking/presentations
  • Communication style versatility 
  • Post-secondary education and experience in agriculture, agronomy, plant science, or a related field
  • Minimum five years of experience in the Canadian agricultural industry
  • Have (or be willing to achieve) Professional Agrologist or Certified Crop Advisor designations

 

What it’s like to work with HumaTerra?

We’re a team of empowered, entrepreneurially minded professionals who are passionate about the environment. Our team members are highly motivated and are continually looking for ways to improve practices. 

HumaTerra measures outcomes rather than inputs. The Senior Agronomist/Microbiologist/Soil Health Scientist will be able to make a significant impact. 

We offer a competitive salary based on experience, a company vehicle, flexible benefits, and a variety of informal and formal learning and development opportunities. 

 

What next?

Apply today with your resume! We have a streamlined selection process – video interview, in-person interview and tour of our production facility. 

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