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Technical Agronomist / Weed Scientist with Sesaco Corporatoin in Austin, TX

Type of position Full Time
Employer Sesaco Corporatoin
Description of Employer A subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, in the Sesame seed business
Location Austin, TX
Salary $70 to $90K / year
Benefits Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K
Closing date of competition 4/15/2019
Date position available ASAP
Description of duties

Sesaco Corporation is seeking a highly motivated Technical Agronomist/Weed Scientist to conduct and manage agronomic research within the Research and Development division. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with IR-4, university weed scientists, chemical company representatives, and other stake holders in order to identify and label pesticides for use in sesame production.
  • Conduct all aspects of in-house herbicide trial preparation, planting, data collection, and analysis.
  • Create and maintain summaries, statistical analyses, graphical representations, and evaluations of data from several sites and over several years.
  • Utilize and maintain research equipment such as planters, combines, spray equipment, lab equipment, etc.
  • Supervise and train temporary or contract labor.
  • Develop summaries of related work and progress.
  • Contribute to discussions of R&D objectives and strategies via regular communications with relevant stakeholders.

 

Qualifications sought

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • MS or PhD in Agronomy or related field. A specialization in Weed Science preferred.
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Office software: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Data Base Management Systems.
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Extremely good attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience with farm equipment such as tractors, planters, harvesters, etc.
  • On farm experience (field crops preferred)
  • Pesticide Applicator’s License or ability to obtain one asap

Additional Notes

Please attached a resume and a cover letter when applying.

Application procedure  
Submit what Resume and cover letter
Submit to Email: arequena@sesaco.com
Mail: Sesaco Corp 6201 E. Oltorf Suite 100 Austin, TX 78741
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