BASF Field Trial Associate in Ames, Iowa

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Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are currently looking for a Field Trial Associate at our Ames, IA location. This individual will serve as a member of the Development team within the BASF Plant Science organization. Under the supervision of the Field Trial Supervisor, the selected applicant will conduct both USDA-regulated and non-regulated field trial programs. This program supports the testing needs of a high throughput multi-target trait pipeline, supporting maize primarily, with the potential to include other crops.

Field Trial Associate (1706152)

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Hold responsibility for seed preparation for planting, tissue sampling, and managing data and regulated tissue sample collections.

  • Operate and maintain equipment including a semi-tractor/trailer to move oversized equipment, as well as field and lab machinery used for planting, chemical application, plot maintenance, and mechanical harvest.

  • Ensure local execution of regulatory compliance measures including maintenance of isolation distances.

  • Hire, train, and supervise part-time/temporary/volunteer staff during peak seasonal workload (i.e., tissue sampling and harvest).

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Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a concentration in Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Crop Science, Genetics, Crop Protection, Biological Sciences, or a related field, with at least 1 year of field experience. Candidates holding an Associate’s degree in the above fields with at least 3 years of field experience also will be considered.

  • Demonstrated experience with field research equipment unique to the seed industry including, but not limited to, tractors, planters, sprayers, combines, and handheld data collection devices, combined with familiarity with commonly-used office applications (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Willingness to work in adverse environmental conditions (i.e., heat, cold, wind, rain).

  • Ability to obtain a Class A CDL and a Restricted Use Pesticide Applicators license upon hire or within 6 months of employment.

  • Experience with USDA-regulated organisms in a field testing environment, production of multiple crops, agricultural production processes, and leading temporary employees is a plus.

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: RBP-Plant Science Research

Title: Field Trial Associate

Location: IA-Ames

Requisition ID: 1701682