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VP – Product Development with NewLeaf Symbiotics in St. Louis, MO

Type of position Hands on position to Design, manage, and execute field research on broad acre crops. Involves all aspects of product development for seed treatments and foliar sprays containing living bioactive PPFM bacterial compounds.
Employer NewLeaf Symbiotics
Description of Employer NewLeaf is venture-backed agricultural biotech company based in St. Louis at the BRDG facility, co-located with the Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center.
Location St. Louis, MO
Salary Attractive salary, bonus, and stock options
Benefits Relocation assistance provided as required
Closing date of competition February 15, 2014
Date position available Immediately
Description of duties JOB DESCRIPTION:
Responsibilities include all aspects of greenhouse and field-testing with cooperators, including design, implementation, management, quality control, data collection and analysis, and the reporting and effective communication of results. The company plans to introduce commercial products beginning in 2014-15.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience leading research efforts with internal and external technical collaborators in the statistical design, implementation, and data analysis of both efficacy and regulatory field studies in targeted geographic areas.

He or she will design and manage rigorous and statistically robust field efficacy programs to validate initial findings, and determine optimal rates, formulations, and application timings of best performing product candidates, within budgetary guidelines, and will also prepare written and verbal reports and scientific data summaries as needed.

Qualifications sought PH.D. in an agricultural life science such as Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology or a similar discipline plus a minimum of five years experience designing, managing and executing field research on broad acre crops with a thorough knowledge of production systems.

This is a doer job as opposed to delegation.

Contact for additional
information
Howard Curtis at Quest Management Consultants at Hcurtis@questmc.com or 314-744-3892.
Application procedure
Submit what
Cover letter and resume
Submit to
By email to Hcurtis@questmc.com.
Additional Information An Equal Opportunity Employer
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