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.
- 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.
- 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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