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Weed Control Research Scientist (Job ID # 01H80) with Monsanto in St. Louis, MO

Type of position Industry / Research and Development
Employer Monsanto
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Location St. Louis, MO
Salary Salary competitive and commensurate with education, qualifications and experience
Benefits Monsanto provides employees with competitive wages and a complete package of benefits, which includes: a 401(k) plan, medical and life insurance, dental and vision insurance, health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts, adoption assistance, and other work/life resources.
Closing date of competition September 01, 2017
Date position available September 01, 2017
Description of duties Responsibilities include:
• Design, conduct, and coordinate greenhouse and growth chamber experiments to assess and characterize new herbicide active ingredients, novel herbicide formulations, and new herbicide tolerant traits in soybean, corn, cotton, and canola, while ensuring regulatory compliance.
• Analyze, interpret, summarize, and report the results and develop recommendations to the team and project leads.
• Work closely with formulation chemists, biochemists, molecular biologists, plant physiologists, field biologists, technology development managers, and project leads to assess technical features of new weed control technologies in comparison to conventional weed control options.
• Evaluate new weed control product concepts, and determine and optimize product opportunities in global markets.
Qualifications sought Required Education and Skills/Experience:
• Minimum of Master’s Degree in Weed Science or related life sciences discipline
• Minimum of three or more years of relevant experience, in weed science, crop science, agronomy, plant physiology, plant biology, and/or a related discipline
• Strong experience in conducting research trials and following scientific procedures, and proven ability to work independently and effectively on cross-functional and multidisciplinary teams
• Strong written / oral communication and interpersonal skills
• Strong understanding of weed biology, herbicide physiology, and herbicides modes of action
• Ability to utilize experimental design and statistical data analysis
• Ability to work in greenhouse environment with varied temperatures and conditionsDesired Education and Skills/Experience:
• Ph.D. in Weed Science or related life sciences discipline
• Five or more years of relevant experience, in weed science, crop science, agronomy, plant physiology, plant biology, and/or a related discipline
• Prior experience working in agriculture industry and/or experience in crop protection product development
• Strong understanding of traditional weed control systems and herbicide tolerance traits in major agronomic crops (such as corn, soybean, cotton, and/or canola) in global markets
• Strong working knowledge of herbicide products used in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola globally
• Prior experience working in a global company and navigating a matrix environment
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