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BASF Cotton Breeding Technology Lead - Lubbock, TX in Lubbock, Texas

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Cotton Breeding Technology Lead (2001283) – Lubbock, TX

Where the Chemistry Happens

The Cotton Breeding Technology Lead will lead drone phenotyping, envirotyping and technology advancements in the Cotton Breeding Team. This position will develop and implement a workflow for drone phenotyping critical for advancing early generation and pre-commercial cotton varieties. The Cotton Breeding Technology Lead will be responsible for implementing this technology across the cotton belt for all programs. This position will also develop innovative ways to capture weather and soil data to reduce field error and assist in creating cotton growth models for each region. It will also be imperative that this position support and collaborate with testing managers and breeders to create better varieties for growers. This position will report to the U.S. Cotton Breeding Agronomist Lead.

Formula for Success

  • MS with 5 years’ relevant experience or BS with 8-10 years’ relevent experience in high throughput phenotyping, crop modelling, computer analytics, agronomy, crop physiology, biology or related field.

  • Relevant experience in GIS, crop yield trialing, experimental designs, plant breeding.

  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PRISM, GIS, ArcGIS and SpotFire

  • Specialized knowledge of statistical experimental design, field plot technique, statistical data analysis and interpretation, plus reporting is required;

  • Drone pilots license is preferred

  • Knowledge of irrigation modeling, soil characterization, environmental characterization, crop modeling and high throughput phenotyping

  • A high degree of self-motivation and organizational skills, with a process driven mindset.

  • Willing to challenge the status quo to spark improved strategies, methods, and practices that allows others to be efficient and productive in a fast-paced high-performing environment

  • Ability to work well independently and in teams. Openness to giving and receiving feedback, perspectives, and ideas

  • Leadership strength - develop vision, set direction, and assemble and motivate strong teams to apply their diverse skills and perspectives to accomplish common goals. Foster open dialogue and collaboration.

  • Sound and accurate judgment; accountable for decisions aligned with business strategy made within the scope of responsibility and focused on meeting established short-term goals and long-term objectives

  • Capacity to manage ambiguity, decide and act without the total picture, and deal comfortably with change, delays or unexpected events with the ability to maintain momentum toward the goal

  • Accountability; act with a clear sense of ownership and ensure that others do the same. Execution skills, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, with the end results in mind. Highly organized with strong record-keeping, technical writing and project management skills, committed to accuracy with excellent attention to deta

  • Knowledge and understanding of GIS applications and computer analytics.

  • Small plot research in relevant crop area and knowledge of production practices of cotton.

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Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: G-APU/OU-Cotton Agronomic Services-63021959

Title: Cotton Breeding Technology Lead - Lubbock, TX

Location: TX-Lubbock

Requisition ID: 2001283