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Herbicide Research Associate with Enko in Mystic, CT

Type of position Full time
Employer Enko
Description of Employer Enko discovers and develops novel products for farmers to protect their crops from pests and disease. Our proprietary technology platform represents a revolutionary approach to rapidly discover safe and economical solutions that are needed to ensure sustainable food production. Led by a team of proven scientists, entrepreneurs and ag-industry veterans, Enko’s innovative science, agile design, and discovery of new modes of action is producing next-generation crop protection solutions that will overcome the critical challenges facing industry.
Location Mystic, CT
Salary Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience
Closing date of competition Dec 1, 2020
Date position available ASAP
Description of duties

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, and innovative environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required, as is the desire and ability to excel in a multidisciplinary environment. As an early member of the R&D team, this person will have an opportunity to help establish a culture that nurtures scientific excellence, a sense of urgency to achieve project success, and success built on collaboration and personal accountability.

Major responsibilities include:
• Support the advancement of Enko novel chemistries through the discovery and development staging system
• Implementation of robust assays for characterization of candidate chemistries on model and agronomically important weed species
• Develop and validate new or improved control environment weeds and plants protocols to assess candidate chemistry herbicidal efficacy and specific molecule attributes
• Collaborate with a diverse team of scientists to identify and validate targets and optimize lead chemistries creating a pipeline of product candidates; schedule space, manage inventories of research supplies, culture crops and weeds, establish experiments, applying experimental treatments, conducting assessments, performing preliminary results summaries, and providing regular updates
• Collaborate with external partners to conduct advanced characterization of candidate molecules
• Involved in the establishment and maintenance of:
• Field research plots from planting to harvest
• Sample collection and processing
• Herbicide/pesticide/fungicide spray operations
• Greenhouse/laboratory experiments
• Chemical/supplies inventory, purchasing
• Field data collection and data management

Qualifications sought

Qualifications and Skills:

  • S. or M.Sc.in Weed Science, Agronomy, Plant Physiology, Biology or a related discipline
  • Direct experience with greenhouse or growth chamber experimental planning and execution including crop protection chemical application and evaluation
  • Experience and accurate knowledge of agronomic practices including seedbed preparation, planting, fertilization, irrigation, pest management, harvest, and sample processing
  • Basic computer skills and ability to work with data management software for developing protocols and analyzing data
  • Excellent written and oral communication; strong observational skills, can formulate hypotheses, design experiments, and analyze results
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment, under minimum supervision while accomplishing tasks/workload in an accurate and timely manner
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume
Submit to Please send your current CV in pdf format to careers@enkochem.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
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