Field Research Scientist
Hefty Seed Company - Nebraska

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Title Field Research Scientist


Job Information
This position is located in Sioux Falls SD area and would require relocation.

  • Design and plan field plots and field research
  • Initiate and develop business opportunities with AG industry and Company representatives
  • Continuously manage research and demonstration sites ensuring optimum performance and results are achieved
  • Preform planting, spraying, harvesting and tillage duties
  • Be expert on all new seed, chemical and fertilizers
  • Provide report status to clients in timely matter
  • Compile all data in user friendly format
  • Present data and findings to Management
  • Perform presentation to Sales staff
  • Ensure compliance with all USDA, EPA, FDA and sponsor rules and regulations.
  • Provide guidance and support to personnel conducting project evaluations, GLP applications and sampling events to ensure quality results.
  • Responsible for staying current with technical/industry practices and updating methodology as appropriate.
  • Ensure the utilization of safe procedures while conducting tests and that housekeeping procedures are in compliance with industry standards and company policies and procedures are maintained.
  • Assist in other areas of the company as needed providing leadership in corporate projects.
  • Promote responsibility, good work habits, and a positive work environment and improve customer service.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy, Master’s Degree preferred, Agricultural Sciences or other related scientific disciplines.
  • A minimum of five (5) to ten (10) years of direct transferrable and increasingly responsible experience in small and large plot research as well as in the farming industry.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of field research procedures, including efficacy and APHIS project management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from individuals and/or groups both within the organization or while representing the organization.
  • Ability to build and lead an effective team and foster a sense of collaboration to achieve goals.
  • Able to identify emerging shifts in the industry through the review of competitive analysis coupled with the ability to make sound suggestions or recommendations to maintain competitive.
  • Effective problem solving and analytical skills, with proven ability to see a project through to delivery within budget.
  • Excellent time management skills which includes the ability to balance multiple projects concurrently (with different deadlines) and to organize the resources necessary to accomplish them.
  • Work with companies to develop research trial protocols, determine costs and pricing of trials, and manage trials as required by protocols.
  • Management of Hefty demonstration plots including corn hybrid and soybean variety demonstration strip trials.
Requirements :
  • Detail orientated
  • Extremely self-motivated
  • Reside in Sioux Falls, SD area or ability to relocate to Sioux Falls area
  • 15% to 20% travel with an occasional overnight
Benefits Information:
  • 401K
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Holidays
  • Retirement
  • Paid Time Off
  • Summer Bonus
  • Winter Bonus
  • Ongoing Training

Please apply through the link below and your resume will be reviewed as soon as possible .

Thank you for your interest.


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