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Agronomic Research Specialist II

Description of Duties

– Ensure safe and efficient operation of the research program in alignment with Bayer’s HSE (Health Safety & Environment), Quality, Compliance and Stewardship requirements, and Business Code of Conduct and Ethics Standards; – Collaborate with project team members to deliver detailed experimental protocols that enable advancement decisions by our scientists and placement decisions for our customers; – Work on operation of field research equipment (tractors, planters, combines), note taking, and data management with internal IT (Information Technology) systems; – Leverage various digital and mechanical platforms to collect, analyze, and deliver data on various agronomic traits in a timely manner throughout the growing season; – Opportunities to work with cutting edge innovation and proof of concept projects; – Ability to self-motivate, problem solve, and make decisions with respect to time, prioritization, and project management; – Build and leverage networks across diverse teams and functions, as well as establish and maintain partnerships in the local community, including but not limited to local leaders, influencers, and growers; – Supervise and direct third-party labor or seasonal staff to achieve trial and business objectives; – Communicate across teams and leaders, with the ability to be agile, open to change, and engaged in continuous learning; – Partner with manager on a targeted business and personal development goal plan that aligns with Bayer’s LIFE values, leverage opportunities and empower the innovative and digitally advanced environment to grow in your career and impact the Crop Science business; – Travel up to 15% of the time particularly during peak seasons; – Ability to work extended hours during peak seasons (including nontraditional day-time hours with the potential of overnight travel); – Position requires driving for the company that will (may) fall under DOT/FMCSA jurisdiction. This may entail the hauling of trailers, product, supplies or equipment in a safe manner.
– Bachelor’s degree completed by start date;- Strong technical aptitude and ability to work with connected systems and data management;- Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team-based environment;- Ability to learn and operate research agriculture equipment, including precision agriculture technology;- Knowledge or ability to learn region-specific crop production and farming practices;- Knowledge of basic statistical analysis and experimental design principles;- DOT medical card or the ability to obtain one through successfully completing and passing a DOT physical. In addition, candidate must be able to meet and maintain all applicable DOT/FMCSA criteria and Bayer safe driving expectations.- Ability to obtain Pesticide Applicators License, and RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) drone pilots license (FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) part 107 Certification for Unmanned Aerial Systems).

Type of position

Field Research




1551 IA-210, Huxley, IA 50124,

Closing Date


Date Position Available

Bayer Crop Science
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