Field Agronomist

Bayer - Olds, AB (29 days ago)

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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change

Field Agronomist - Olds, AB

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Field Agronomist, based in Olds, Alberta, are to:

To develop innovative, effective and sustainable crop production solutions enabled by high quality scientific field research
To manage assigned Field Solutions research activities and associated operations and activities. Includes coordination and execution of objectives across multiple projects. Involves collaboration with multiple stake holders including internal colleagues and/or external cooperators to deliver upon project objectives that deliver new innovation for the Crop Science business
Reports directly to the Field Solutions Manager
Direct supervision is provided by the incumbent for up to 4 employees (contract < 12 month including summer staff)
The Field Solutions Rep works as an ad-hoc member of multi-disciplinary project teams to provide technical advice and contribute to problem solving
The Field Solutions Rep works directly in a collaborative relationship with a wide range of both internal and external experts including industry, government and private researchers in a technical environment
Interacts with University and government members to cultivate relationships

Key Tasks:
Conduct biological field research trials required to evaluate innovative crop protection product concepts and deliver results to multidisciplinary project teams
Coordinate & implement field based biological research program activities with internal colleagues and external cooperators to meet project/program activities within an assigned area of champion responsibilities
Develop and deliver technical data summaries to internal business colleagues. Analyze data and author technical reports / value dossiers to facilitate registration of new BCS products according to project timelines and parameters
Liaise with technical experts (local, regional and global) in the planning, implementation and summary of technical research results
Provide effective supervision, direction and leadership to temporary contract (seasonal/summer) staff for daily operations. Responsible for recruitment, development and performance management of summer associates
Operate (including calibration & maintenance) of technical research equipment, field equipment and vehicles used in the conduct of biological field research experiments
Gather and report on competitor activities within area of champion responsibilities and expertise
Negotiate and execute lease agreements with land owners for access to research sites
Provide expert advices on legal or marketing teams as per project or product expertise

Who are you
Your success will be driven by your demonstrations of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possess the following:

Minimum B.Sc. with 0-3 years’ relevant experience or a M.Sc. (preferred) with 0 – 1 years’ experience
Field and/or lab research experience necessary. Summer student experience a strong asset
Demonstrated proficiency in written & verbal English communication skills
Valid Canadian Driver’s License. A class 1 License is preferred
Eligible and/or working towards CCSC or equivalent designation
New hires must be eligible for P.Ag. accreditation
Strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and teamwork skills are essential
Computer operation skills including proficiency in use of MS Office Suite. A detailed working knowledge of Agricultural Research Manager (ARM) software is beneficial
Field research equipment operation skills are required to conduct and supervise field based research trials
Proficiency in standard office and field research computer software
Familiarity with biology of regionally applicable crops and crop pests Demonstrates working knowledge of Bayer CropScience products and competitor products
Ability to travel on a regular basis to meetings within Canada and on occasion to the USA
Ability to wear and use personal protective equipment used in the application of crop protection products (including respirators)

Bayer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Candidates participating in our selection process requiring accommodation due to a disability or medical need are encouraged to notify the Bayer representative that they will be meeting with to ensure appropriate arrangements can be made.

Location:
Canada : Alberta : Olds

Division:
Crop Science

Reference Code:
67492

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