Research Entomologist Regulatory
Monsanto - St. Louis, MO

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The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:
  • Conduct plant risk assessment and field plant-environment interactions studies including non-target organisms (NTO’s) in support of worldwide registration, commercialization and monitoring of new product concepts and test biotechnology crops.
  • Follow detailed and specific study process to plan, initiate, monitor, harvest, coordinate quality check activities, coordinate data analysis, interpret results and write reports.
  • Comply with USDA, US EPA and Monsanto requirements for regulated and/or stewarded crops.
  • Commit to quality processes (similar to USEPA Good Laboratory Practices)
  • Other supporting activities.
Required Skills:
  • PhD in Entomology/Plant Pathology with experience and formal training in applied entomology/plant pathology or a related discipline.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects
  • Ability to follow detailed and specified study processes and use supporting IT systems.
  • Focused attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of experimental design and analysis
  • Field research experience.
  • Ability to understand and use required software including MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently.
Desired Skills:
  • Five years experience of successfully conducting field crops research.
  • Success in managing field trials that were compliant to USDA and USEPA (or equivalent) regulations.
  • Demonstrated mastery of field crops entomology
  • Knowledge of insect biology, insect ecology, and pest management
  • Knowledge of plant diseases, abiotic stressors, crop growth and development and basic genetics.
  • Demonstrated commitment to following specified processes
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through influence
  • Experience with good data recording practices or GLP's .

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