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Carbon Technical Officer

Loam Bio

About Loam At Loam, we have the earth in our hands. As a team of scientists, farmers and entrepreneurs, we are on a mission to improve the world’s farmland and address climate change. We are developing microbial technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and build carbon in agricultural soils.

We help farming businesses prosper by boosting yield and soil health and enabling access to carbon markets. As a start-up with ambitious founders and investors, our work is fast-paced and multi-dimensional. We foster a supportive and diverse workplace, where every team member is encouraged to learn and grow beyond their area of expertise.

While everyone at Loam works in different roles, we all have one job: to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and store it stably in farmer’s soils. About the Role Reporting to Loam’s Carbon Project Manager, the Project Officer will collect and process soil samples from several research and commercial sites. You will ensure the collection and analysis of samples is executed promptly and efficiently.

When not carrying out field collection, the role will also support Loam Bio’s research facilities in Orange, NSW both in field, and across the Carbon Team’s strategic priorities. Responsibilities: All aspects of remote field soil sampling across various locations in Australia. This includes management of OHS and troubleshooting in the field.

Collection of soil carbon samples in accordance with soil carbon sampling, soil science, and R&D methodologies and protocols Accurate collection and quality assurance of field data and chain of custody sample submission forms to laboratories Maintenance and cleaning of field and plant sampling equipment and reorganisation of equipment and consumables for next sampling event Conducting preparation administration tasks leading up to sampling events, including: organisation of equipment, basic logistics and conducting buried asset DBYD searches. Direct day-to-day of any possible field assistance across the multiple teams Support for Loam’s agronomy team through greenhouse maintenance, sample collection and data entry Support Carbon Project Lead on project coordination and administration About You: Regionally based in Orange, NSW, with ability to travel Australia throughout periods of the year. Deep understanding of OHS and ability to work autonomously in remote locations Willingness to travel to remote locations, nationally where required and work on the road for extended periods of time.

Physically fit, willing and able to perform laborious tasks associated with soil sampling production oriented work ethic 1-2 years of work experience in industry, preferred on-farm, remote site work experience or experience with R&D for agriculture Flexibility in approach to work - you will be required to work across different environments and settings. Safety awareness and ability to carry out risk assessments, follow Safe Work Method Statements (SWMS) and conduct pre-start work group meeting.


Date09 March 2023

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type Full Time

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