• Conducting R&D projects and generating data on which to base decisions for future development of compounds and crop production systems. These projects include research on approved projects, selection projects, potential projects, as well as sales demonstrations of, and research on registered products. • Includes, but not limited to, the establishment, management, and evaluation of trials involving herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, nutrient, water conservation and plant health products. • Includes trial protocol development, trial setup – in field, applications, data entry, summarization and communication • Managing R&D trials and relationships with university and private cooperators in Indiana and Michigan including, introducing candidate compounds into university research and extension programs and recommendations. • Summarizing field trial results and making recommendations on marketability and/or further investigation of compounds. • Assisting in the management of interns at the Midwest Research Farm (MWRF) • Maintaining awareness of competitive commercial and experimental compounds communicating pertinent information to Biology, Tech Service and Sales colleagues. • Communicating with and actively supporting RTP based Biology project leaders as well as local Tech Service demonstration efforts. • Participate as an active member of the MWRF management staff reporting to the Biology Area Development Manager.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Required: • MS/Ph.D. in Agriculture/Biology. • Minimum of 3 years of field plot experience in agronomic research. (Graduate work experience will be considered.) • Creativity and ingenuity in determining the performance and commercial viability in compounds from a technical viewpoint. • A high degree of cooperation, communication, and interpersonal skills. • Consistency and dependability in routine tasks are needed. • Consistent and dependable work ethic in handling all required tasks.
Preferred: • Specialization in Crop Physiology, Agronomy, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, or Entomology
**This role is part of a job family. Incumbent will be hired at a level commensurate with the knowledge, skills and abilities.**