Monsanto is seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary research team. The GIS Specialist will primarily be responsible for supporting the activities of the Agronomy and Precision Ag Lead in the Soybean Breeding Global Testing Team. The GIS specialist will coordinate the data management efforts for spatial data between the Global Testing Team and our internal and external collaborators. The GIS Specialist will work with the Agronomy Specialist to coordinate trials within the Global Testing Team to support our Precision Ag discovery and implementation efforts. The individual will also coordinate the gathering of GIS data and other sampling efforts, and be responsible for writing, implementing and administering Standard Operating Procedures, QA/QC protocols, and safety procedures.
BS and at least 3 years of appropriate work experience within a Plant Breeding environment
- Coordinate GIS information-gathering activities with Precision Ag Lead and Agronomy Specialist
- Interact with scientists on and off-site for project related needs
Participate in task-related document creation and process review for job-related activities
Ensure that company assets are well-cared for and properly maintained
• Familiarity with breeding and research methodologies
• Knowledge of crop production, farming practices, and farm equipment operation and repair
• Working knowledge of statistics
• Ability to travel overnight
• Documented individual leadership skills including excellent organizational and record keeping skills
• Effective verbal and written communication skills.
• Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet programs
• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary/multicultural research team
• Familiarity with GIS systems
• MS in Agronomy or related field
• Demonstrated an ability to write and speak fluently in English and work in interdisciplinary teams
• The ability to obtain a Class A CDL is also preferred.
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