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Weed Control Research Scientist (Job ID# 01SAT) with Bayer Crop Science in St. Louis

Type of position Industry / R&D
Employer Bayer Crop Science
Description of Employer Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite candidates to explore career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers.

Location St. Louis
Salary Salary competitive and commensurate with education, qualifications and experience
Benefits We provide employees with a complete package of total rewards, which go beyond competitive pay to include: support for employees’ health and financial security, opportunities to grow, recognition for employees’ contributions, and a great working environment. Our compensation and benefits philosophy is to provide competitive rewards to attract and retain the best talent and foster a sense of ownership in the company. Our annual incentive program is tied to performance of the company, your team, and you. Benefits include 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 October 31st, 2018
Date position available January 07 2019
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 Ph.D. in Weed Science or related life sciences discipline.
  • Minimum of two or more years of relevant experience in academia or industry 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.
  • 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 conditions.

Desired Education and Skills/Experience:

  • Five or more years of relevant experience in academia or industry 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.
  • Prior experience as a people manager and/or mentoring or co-advising students.
  • 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, canola, rice and/or wheat globally.
  • Prior experience working in a global company and navigating a matrix environment.
Contact for additional information Visit https://jobs.monsanto.com and enter Job Number: 01SAT, and search to review the job description and submit an application.
Application procedure  
Submit what Letter of application and C.V.
Submit to All candidates must apply through https://jobs.monsanto.com. Resumes will not be accepted directly to a manager or recruiter.
Additional Information We are an equal opportunity employer, we value a diverse combination of ideas, perspectives and cultures. EEO EMPLOYER Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.
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