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Research Scientist with Valent USA in Seymour, IL

Type of position Field Research Scientist
Employer Valent USA
Description of Employer Valent U.S.A LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, engages in the development, registration, sales and marketing of integrated technological solutions for crop production and pest management that deliver value for our customers and stakeholders. A leading crop protection firm serving the agricultural and non-crop products markets in North America, Valent products help
growers produce safe and abundant food and fiber crops, and horticultural professionals improve the quality of life for their customers. The corporate motto, Products That Work, From People Who CareĀ®, describes the company’s business philosophy. Valent seeks out and provides customers with innovative and effective solutions to their production challenges. Our vision is to be the best company delivering
integrated solutions of biorational and traditional crop protection solutions to our customers. Valent is dedicated to creating a world that is healthier and more comfortable, and that has a sustainable abundance of quality, affordable food, helping crops to be the ultimate renewable resource.
Location Seymour, IL
Description of Location Champaign, IL area. Near University of Illinois,Urbana-Champaign
Salary TBD based on experience
Closing date of competition When suitable candidate is found
Date position available Immediately
Description of duties

• Coordinate and conduct research trials with in-depth knowledge of agronomic factors for development of new and/or EPA registered products. Projects may include research on new use patterns, product development, and potential label expansion per the business plan
in collaboration with others.
• Establish, manage, and evaluate trials involving herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, biologicals and plant health products. Includes trial protocol development, trial setup – in field, applications, data entry, summarization and communication.
• Using precision ag tools for geospatial collection of data, analysis of yield monitor raw data, use of environmental sensors for collection of field and greenhouse data and design of geospatial experiments.
• Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature. Participates in development of patent applications. May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals.
• May act as spokesperson on corporate research and development and advise management on research results.
• Assisting in the management of interns.
• Communicating with and actively supporting Ag Research Center Scientists and Midwest Field Development Team.
• Use professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.

Qualifications sought

Skills: Required to interact with a large range of internal employees/departments and external customers. Internal contacts include the Business Manager/National FMD Manager, Marketing Management, Product Development Managers, Sales, QA, R&RA, Formulations, Residue Chemistry, ARC Personnel, Research Manager and other FMD Specialists. Spreadsheets, word processing, problem solving, communication, detail oriented, evaluation and interpretation of data, instrument/equipment maintenance and repair. Must have high degree of cooperation, communication, and interpersonal skills. Consistent and dependable work ethic in handling all required tasks.

Specialization in Crop Physiology, Agronomy, or Weed Science.

Experience: 1 – 3 years of related field plot experience. Graduate work experience will be considered.

Education: MS, Ph.D. or equivalent

Application procedure  
Submit what Resume, cover letter, and complete submission form.
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