Requisition # 20322BR
Title Research Associate-Soybean
Functional Unit Research - Soybean Product Development
City Dallas Center
Country United States (USA)
Position Type Full-Time Regular
Hiring Manager Title Research Scientist
Job Description This Research Associate based out of Dallas Center, IA is a key member of a soybean native traits breeding program to evaluate germplasm for yield and key agronomic traits for critical markets in North America.
Duties/Responsibilities Plan and conduct yield trial and nursery experiments consistent with a comprehensive commercial soybean breeding program. Responsibilities include coordination of: seed preparation, planting, sampling, herbicide applications, plot maintenance, disease inoculation, harvesting, data collection, database management and supervision of staff and temporary labor.
Conduct field research activities for the evaluation and/or deployment of different native and transgenic traits in compliance with government and company regulations.
This position may require extended hours and overnight trips to off-site locations during peak periods. Additional travel may be necessary to assist at off-season nursery locations. Continuous training will be required in order to obtain new skills needed for utilization of new technologies and to stay current with changes in the industry.
Education and Experience Bachelors Degree in agronomy or related field and 0-2 years of relatedc experience required, or equivalent amounts of relevant education and experience.
Competencies Excellent written/verbal communication, computer and organizational skills are required. Candidates should possess a demonstrated ability to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. The candidate must have the ability to train/supervise temporary employees and have the ability to work as a strong team member as well as work independently when needed.
Ability to record field observations with a handheld computer and manipulate data in the system.
Ability to operate farm equipment is preferred but not required. This includes, but is not limited to, tillage equipment, planting equipment, herbicide applicators, and plot harvest equipment. Must be able to obtain a WPS herbicide certification and pesticide applicator's license. Additional certifications may be required in the future.