Analytical Scientist
Monsanto - Ankeny, IA

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Monsanto has an immediate opening for an Analytical Scientist in the Crop Analytics and Automation division of its Chemistry Technology organization located at Ankeny, Iowa. This position represents a full-time, career opportunity in an exciting, dynamic environment serving a broad range of research and development needs of a Life Sciences Company. The person filling this position must have excellent communication skills, strong project management and leadership skills, be able to perform well in a team environment, have good verbal and written communication skills, and possess clear potential for rapid growth and learning. This position may involve up to 20 percent travel.

Major Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing novel applied analytical technologies in the areas of IFS (Integrated Farming Systems) and Bioenergy. This will include:
  • Moving state of art analytical technologies from the lab to the field

  • Deploying instruments and methods for IFS and Bioenergy team

  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with stake holders and customers

  • Developing training materials and performing training for marketing and sales as requested

  • Communicating well with internal and external stake holders and customers

  • Working closely within a highly interactive team environment

Required Skills/Experience:
  • BS degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biology or related discipline

  • 5+ years of experience in analytical chemistry, biology or related field

  • Strong technical, communication, organization and teamwork skills

Desired Skills/Experience:
  • MS and/or PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biology or related discipline

  • Broad analytical chemistry background with an emphasis on NIR, HPLC and proximate analyses

  • Experience in interacting with grain industry and row crop farming

  • Experience to work with bio energy, food and feed industry

  • Broad knowledge of analytical chemistry

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