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Research Biologist Turfgrass with The Scotts Miracle Gro Company in Marysville, OH

Type of position Permanent
Employer The Scotts Miracle Gro Company
Location Marysville, OH
Salary DOE
Closing date of competition 09-25-2017
Date position available ASAP
Description of duties Research Biologist Turfgrass – Marysville, OH

Job Description
The lawns product development team is looking for a thought leader in turfgrass research to advance our fertility program. This biologist will conduct field, greenhouse and laboratory experiments on turfgrass fertility, establishment, water use efficiency, nutrient use efficiency and like environmental subjects. This biologist should have broad knowledge in cool and warm season turfgrass management with familiarity of current and emerging turfgrass technologies; have working knowledge of experimental design and protocol development; and have the skills to conduct hands-on experiments under the direct supervision of a Sr. Scientist. This biologist will report to the product development manager for Scotts branded lawns products in Marysville, OH, and the position level (Specialist or Senior Specialist) will be determined by the successful candidate’s qualifications.

Key Responsibilities
* Conduct scientific experimentation for field and greenhouse evaluations of turfgrass response to fertilizers, surfactants, nutrient stabilizers, etc.
* Drive innovation and future product development direction through interactions with industry experts, universities, sources of consumer insights and regional research station experts to understand new technologies, new biological research methods, consumer trends and regional differences.
* Scouting and testing new technologies, recommending and developing new products, creating product claims and identifying cost saving opportunities.
* Mining the realm of technologies and matching them to both articulated and unarticulated consumer needs to drive the business.
* Conduct statistical analysis of experiments and develop written scientific conclusions to experiments.
* Providing technical assistance to R&D, marketing, regulatory, sourcing, quality, legal and manufacturing when appropriate.
* Collaborating closely with colleagues in R&D, marketing, regulatory, sourcing, and manufacturing to ensure alignment on project goals, effective use of resources and explore innovation possibilities.
* Present research findings to executive leadership.

Job Requirements
* Education: BS with experience in conducting biological research on turf products or technologies will be strongly considered with MS preferred.
* Experience: 2 to 5 years: Hands-on field research experience with standard equipment and procedures.
* Scientific curiosity, personal drive, ability to network and identify breakthrough technologies, product improvements and cutting-edge methods of research.
* Demonstrated ability to execute research programs that answer specific questions and/or solve problems.

Knowledge & Skills
* Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), ARM, SAP.
* Working knowledge of statistics and statistical tools.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively with key stakeholders to influence direction and enable decisions to make progress toward goals.

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 workplace. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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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