Agronomic Research Specialist - Integrated Pest Mgmt
BayerUpdate time: October 13,2020
Job Description



The primary responsibilities of this role, Agronomic Research Specialist – Integrated Pest Management, are to: 


  • Be responsible for Delivering the highest quality IPM data as part of North America’s Plant Breeding research and development (R&D) pipeline by providing optimal trial management, at times working on an internal R&D effort that spans across crops, sites, and a region;
  • Be responsible for the implementation of unique and innovative technology solutions designed to improve research design and operations success through the use of new tools and methodologies to improve overall plant breeding phenotyping such as the pilot and use of geospatial systems, agronomic planting and harvesting tools, harvesting shelling systems, and data capture applications;
  • Collaborate with project team members to deliver detailed experimental protocols that enable advancement decisions by our scientists and placement decisions to our customers;
  • Organize and execute day-to-day priorities of the site either alone or as the leader of a small team such as pre-season logistical trial planning, safety and compliance adherence in accordance with local and federal guidelines, and in-season phenotyping activities performed by contractors;
  • Ensure delivery of seasonal workload by prioritizing between competing workflows and thru the creation of contingency plans;
  • Work through delegation to others and leverage personal networks to complete project objectives;
  • Train team members and seasonal employees on standard operating procedures, site and operation safety guidelines, and tool operations;
  • Supervise work of contractors that is performed on-site, or at field locations, and coach our counsel as needed;
  • Engage in community relation activities including but not limited to community volunteer efforts, sustainability activities, and serve as a technical representative to external parties in partnership with Commercial, Marketing, and other functions on agronomic topics such as product pipeline development, agronomy practices, and compliance standards;
  • Travel up to 15% of the time particularly during peak seasons, which could be within a multi-state region;
  • Be able to work extended hours during peak seasons (including non-traditional day-time hours with the potential of limited overnight travel).



Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:
 Required Qualifications:


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with seed technology industry or plant breeding;
  • Experience with greenhouse production;
  • History of implementation of continuous improvements and new innovations through the work on project teams;
  • Ability to oversee work and manage a team of direct or indirect reports;
  • Experience with Integrated Pest Management practices.


Domestic relocation assistance may be provided for this role.


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