Monsanto Agronomic Research Specialist (IA, MN, NE, WI) in United States

We are seeking a motivated Agronomic Research Specialist for current and future roles. This position will be located in any of the following locations. North Central Region: Williamsburg, IA, Huxley, IA, Stanton, MN, Glyndon, MN, Redwood Falls, MN, Waco, NE, Gothenburg, Arlington, WI.

Agronomic Research Specialists contribute in all phases of breeding programs and will have the opportunity to work in all operations related to field trials, seed preparation, field plot management, data collection, harvesting and trial plots for all major crops in a specific region including Soybeans, Cotton, Corn, Wheat, and Sorghum. This is a unique opportunity to work with leading edge technology and talented research scientists seeking to deliver the best in Genetically Modified Crops.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administer breeding nurseries, interact with scientists and breeders on and off-site to support and advance the pipeline

  • Participate in planting operations, field/plot maintenance, pollination, data collection and harvest.

  • Utilization of research equipment such as planters, combines and hand held computers for note taking.

  • Participate in computer related activities to support data collection and QC

  • Support seed processing operations, drying, packaging and shipping

  • Perform safety inspections, and assist in providing safety training and guidance to field personnel.

  • Supervision and training of temporary employees

  • Work closely with other research sites to keep program operating efficiently

  • Participate with team to successfully maintain Quality Standards and support the Quality Management System.

  • Assist in projects and perform other duties as and when required

  • Overnight travel for training and other meetings are likely during the year

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Plant Breeding, or related field of study

  • Ability to work extended hours during the peak planting and harvesting seasons

  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Office Programs

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team

  • Demonstrated ability to balance and prioritize tasks

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Familiarity with breeding and research methodologies

  • Knowledge of crop production, farming practices, and farm equipment operation and repair

  • Knowledge of basic statistics and experimental design principles

  • Pesticide applicator license (or ability to obtain)

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting .

Organization: GLB Breeding - NA Breeding Mgmt51078627_

Title: Agronomic Research Specialist (IA, MN, NE, WI)

Location: North America-USA

Other Locations: North America-USA-Nebraska, North America-USA-Iowa-Williamsburg, North America-USA-Wisconsin-Arlington, North America-USA-Iowa-Huxley, North America-USA-Minnesota

Requisition ID: 01PVK

Job: Research & Development

Schedule: Full-time

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