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Specialist Biology Gardens with Permanent in North America,Ohio

Type of position Specialist Biology Gardens
Employer Permanent
Location North America,Ohio
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 04/07/2017
Date position available 04/07/2017
Description of duties Specialist Biology Gardens

Position Overview:
The Specialist Biology Gardens will work in support of a diverse garden products portfolio focused on consumer gardening products. The Specialist Biology Gardens reports directly to the Global Gardens Product Development Manager; however, management will also extend from more senior biologists. The Specialist Biology Gardens daily biological research will include, but is not limited to, preparation and application of treatments of research trials, maintenance of experimental areas, and recording observations and statistical analysis of data. It would be beneficial if the Specialist Biology Gardens possesses a working knowledge of experimental design and analysis; however, a strong scientific curiosity, excellent communication skills, initiative and independence are also essential characteristics. The Specialist Biology Gardens will develop strong partnerships with cross-functional experts in R&D, marketing, regulatory, sourcing, and manufacturing, to foster and drive innovati
on in the gardens segment. A deep understanding of the consumer gardening landscape is key to success, and Senior/Specialists are expected to participate in our business segment, as a hands-on consumer, and a hands-on researcher, so that they may develop keen insights that contribute to the development and commercialization of novel products. This position will be filled at either the Senior Specialist or Specialist level depending upon the successful candidate\’s qualifications.

Key Responsibilities:
* Assist in planning and execution of field and greenhouse biological research trials with moderate supervision by a senior biologist; duties include establishing trial areas, the use of agricultural equipment (eg. sprayers, tractor implements, scales etc.), trial initiation, data collection, preliminary data analysis and report preparation.
* Provide recommendations for improving experimental protocols and procedures as well as identify opportunities for process improvement and efficiencies.
* Interact with other functional areas for planning and execution of projects.
* Actively promote, enact, and enforce all environmental, health and safety policies.
* Follow research and development standard operating procedures (SOPs).
* Participate in weekend duty rotations as required to maintain trials and provide holiday and sick day cover for colleagues.
* Contribute to the Product Development Team to raise overall team contributions and performance.
* May lead/mentor Biology technicians or interns.

* B.S. degree in a biological science such as agronomy, horticulture, plant pathology, or plant biology or related field.
* Minimum two years experience as a technician in a science related field.
* Broad awareness of consumer lawn, garden and control products and practices; hands-on experience is desirable.
* Solid verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively and efficiently.
* Willingness and interest to work outdoors in the research fields (during typical weather conditions).
* Ability to operate equipment such as mowers, tractors, utility carts, sprayers, spreaders and other typical equipment used to maintain lawns, gardens, and greenhouses.
* Ability to partner-lift 50 lbs.
* Basic computer skills including: use of spreadsheets, word processing, internet searches, and email.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company (NYSE: SMG) is the world\’s largest marketer of branded consumer lawn and garden products, with a full range of products for professional horticulture as well. Scotts Miracle-Gro has helped to grow the nearly $7 billion global consumer lawn and garden market through product innovation, industry-leading advertising efforts and its trusted brands. Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free work place.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.


Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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