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BASF Expert Digital Farming Modeling Cereals (m/f/d) in Köln, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Köln,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Farming GmbH

Job ID : EN59032730ONLE8

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position?

Mrs. Claudia Mekelburg (Talent Acquisition) Phone no.: +49 (0)30 2005 59871

First information about our application process can be found here:

xarvio Digital Farming Solutions powered by BASF is at the forefront of the digital transformation of agriculture optimizing crop production. xarvio offers digital products, based on a global leading crop model platform, which deliver independent field-zone-specific agronomic advice enabling farmers to produce their crops most efficiently and sustainable. The xarvio products SCOUTING, FIELD MANAGER and HEALTHY FIELDS are being used by farmers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Working at BASF Digital Farming GmbH is equally as innovative as our products: we have a global network and work with agile methodologies in a start-up atmosphere. Join our team! Learn more about xarvio at or visit any of our social media channels.

Agriculture is all about balance. The balance that is crucial to everyone's existence - also applies to our Agricultural Solutions division. We connect innovative thinking with practical action to find the right balance for success - for farmers, agriculture and future generations. With seeds and traits, crop protection and digital solutions, we help farmers produce food more efficiently, protect the land and meet the needs of society.

What you can expect

Agriculture is changing. Agriculture demands new solutions. Agriculture goes digital. This is our motivation. To become the leader in digitalfarming, we want you. Become an active part of the pest and disease modeling community to further enhance innovative modeling frameworks.

  • You will be responsible for the pest and disease modeling tasks with a strong focus on cereals.

  • Moreover, you will combine model outcomes and translate it to optimal decision making for farmers based on plant pathology as well as disease management.

  • Within the community, you will lead cereal related modeling objectives with regard to disease, insect management.

  • You will frequently evaluate model performance KPIs and share them transparenty within the entire Digital Farming (DF) community as well as take measures for continuous improvement.

  • Last but not least, you will collaborate with other competency centers within the DF organization to prioritize modeling needs from a market perspective and operationalize the models with IT/Engineering team.

What we expect

  • degree in agricultural sciences or related fields

  • good understanding and experiences of plant disease (focus), pest epidemics and modelling in cereals

  • ability to lead and coordinate discussion with agronomic experts in the countries

  • strong programming skills and ability to apply machine learning principles are an advantage

  • fluent in English

We offer

  • Modern working environment with state-of-the-art technologies as well as free fruits and job ticket.

  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.

  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.

  • Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life.