Field Research Associate (Remote in Central MI)

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  • Job Description

      Req#: 18057477
      Employer Industry: Agriculture

      Why Consider this Job Opportunity:
      - Competitive salary
      - Opportunity for career advancement and growth within the organization
      - Remote work opportunity based in the Lansing, MI area
      - Chance to contribute to solving global challenges in agriculture
      - Collaborative and inclusive work environment
      - Access to full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage, 401k plan with company match, paid vacation, and more

      What to Expect (Job Responsibilities):
      - Conduct field trials for corn and soybean crops, including planning, communication, packaging, planting, note taking, and harvest
      - Secure quality trial land in the testing area
      - Serve as an expert on yield trialing processes and protocols
      - Work autonomously to solve complex problems
      - Supervise third-party contract labor for assistance in planting, phenotyping, and harvest
      - Lead projects with impact across station/sites and provide guidance and support to team members
      - Communicate regularly with trialing manager on project status and activities
      - Operate tractors and research combines for planting and data collection

      What is Required (Qualifications):
      - Bachelor's Degree in an agriculture-related discipline preferred, or relevant experience
      - Minimum 2 years of experience post academia
      - Experience with precision agriculture equipment and software systems
      - Understanding of plant genetics and breeding
      - Knowledge of corn and soy crops and trialing practices
      - Proficient in modern agronomic practices
      - Strong communication and teamwork skills
      - CDL Class A with Airbrakes or ability to acquire
      - Pesticide Applicators License Holder or ability to acquire
      - Drone experience, and/or ability to acquire a drone license
      - Ability to use MS Office, Smartsheet, and other standard office software
      - Ability to use proprietary IT systems for data collection/analysis and tracking agronomic practices

      How to Stand Out (Preferred Qualifications):
      - 0-2 years of experience in agriculture-related roles

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  • About the company

      A leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources.