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Agricultural Science Intern

About us:

Cordon is a pioneering agri-tech startup enabling cost effective, environmentally sensitive vineyard automation. Our mission is to revolutionise farming practices with usable, advanced, reliable technology. Our flagship product, a patent-pending smart precision sprayer, leverages sensors and control systems to minimise power usage and pesticide application, thereby drastically reducing costs and environmental impacts associated with traditional pesticide spraying.

We are a dynamic, innovative and passionate team. We believe in honesty, reliability and team work. We offer an environment where every individual has a real influence in shaping our work; each member of our team plays a vital role, contributing to our culture of curiosity, practical creativity and hands-on problem-solving. We have a bias to action, and believe in learning by doing. Our culture is collaborative, informal, and centred around delivering real value to the farmers we serve.

We're on a journey to make a tangible difference in the world, and every member of our team is crucial to our success. Join us, and be part of a mission that matters.
 

The role:

The Agricultural Science Intern will support our research and development efforts to create innovative agricultural solutions. You’ll work alongside our scientists and engineers, contributing to research projects, field trials, and data analysis.

This is primarily an on-site role due to the nature of the work however there is the opportunity for some hybrid work.

 

Key responsibilities:
  • Assist in the planning and execution of research projects and field trials.

  • Collect and analyse data on spray efficacy, soil conditions, and environmental factors.

  • Prepare reports and presentations on research findings.

  • Help with prototype and product assembly, conduct testing, validation, and troubleshooting of systems to ensure performance and reliability at our workshop and at test and customer vineyards.

  • Embrace continuous learning, foster a culture of curiosity and resilience, approaching challenges with humility and a problem-solving mindset.

  • Champion honesty and collaboration, contributing to an environment where feedback is welcomed and every team member feels valued.

 

We're looking for someone who:
  • Embodies our core values of curiosity, problem solving, resilience, humility, emotional intelligence, and commitment to collaboration.

  • Is currently pursuing or has recently completed a degree in Agricultural Science, Environmental Science, or a related field.

  • Has a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and technology-driven solutions.

  • Demonstrates excellent analytical and research skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

  • Has excellent communication skills, capable of documenting and presenting ideas clearly.

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to contribute to impactful research in sustainable agriculture.

  • Hands-on experience in agricultural science and technology within an innovative agri-tech startup.

  • The chance to contribute to projects that have a real impact on sustainable farming practices.

  • A supportive and collaborative work environment where creativity and innovation are encouraged.

  • Flexible working arrangements to support work-life balance. We value the lives of our team and understand the need for work-life balance. We will consider all requests so please tell us what works best for you.

  • Opportunities for professional growth in an environment that encourages learning and experimentation.

 

Location

Slough, England, United Kingdom (with options for flexible remote work)

Join us

If you're passionate about using your skills to contribute to a more sustainable future and eager to be part of a team that values innovation, honesty, and collaboration, we want to hear from you!

 

Please complete this screening questionnaire, then email info@cordon.ai with your CV and no more than 100 words sharing why you're excited about the role and how you align with our mission and values. Applications close on Friday 3rd May.

 

If you are successful at this stage, we'll arrange an initial phone/video call where one of the team will explain the position, introduce Cordon and get to know a little bit more about you (30 minutes).

 

Successful candidates at this stage will then be invited to an on-site interview, including hands-on activity, and presentation of a previously prepared task. They will also meet the rest of the team with tea/coffee (2.5 hours).

 

At Cordon, we have a unique opportunity to ensure our teams are diverse and inclusive from day one. We know outstanding results occur when unique individuals from diverse backgrounds come together and this is something we are keen to cultivate as our company grows. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone can thrive.

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