Utilize your knowledge of plant physiology, microbiology, and/or chemistry to design and conduct research on soil and agricultural plants for AGNITION. As the Director of R&D, you will manage AGNITION's research and development personnel, processes, and assets. This position will involve the planning, execution, and summarization of field and greenhouse experiments with AGNITION pre and post plant products. Areas of research will focus on plant health, soils, and the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical interactions affecting plant growth. You will also work with engineering, product management, marketing, and sales to build research plans and objectives, and will provide oversight to the protocol and execution of research trials. You must be able to communicate effectively with all areas of AGNITION. Most of this work will be conducted at the Ralco Technology Campus in Balaton Minnesota equipped with administrative office, laboratory, and state-of-the-art greenhouse facilities.
Education: Ph.D. or M.S. in Microbiology, Plant pathology, Agronomy, or Plant Science related field.
Experience: A minimum of 7 years commercial R&D experience in Agriculture related capacity.
Highly desired: Willingness to work in small town environment with motivated people in a fast- growing company as described at Agnition.com.