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Agronomic Research Specialist (MD, NC, MS)


Headquarters: United States
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Twenty years from now, the earth’s population will need 55% more food than it can produce now. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. In over 60 countries, Monsanto has established industry-leading products because we give professionals the freedom to make real decisions. Monsanto is an Employer Of Choice with an outstanding professional development program and a history of building careers. Make an impact by joining the team that is working to solve one of mankind’s greatest challenges.

Monsanto is currently seeking highly motivated individuals for current and future roles as Agronomic Research Specialists to assist in all phases of a breeding program. These roles may be available in any of the following locations. East Coastal Region: Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi.
Agronomic Research Specialists contribute in all phases of breeding programs and will have the opportunity to work in all operations related to field trials, seed preparation, field plot management, data collection, harvesting and trial plots for all major crops in a specific region including Soybeans, Cotton, Corn, Wheat, and Sorghum. This is a unique opportunity to work with leading edge technology and talented research scientists seeking to deliver the best in Genetically Modified Crops. Responsibilities Include:
Administer breeding nurseries, interact with scientists and breeders on and off-site to support and advance the pipeline
Participate in planting operations, field/plot maintenance, pollination, data collection and harvest.
Utilization of research equipment such as planters, combines and hand held computers for note taking.
Participate in computer related activities to support data collection and QC
Support seed processing operations, drying, packaging and shipping
Perform safety inspections, and assist in providing safety training and guidance to field personnel.
Supervision and training of temporary employees
Work closely with other research sites to keep program operating efficiently
Participate with team to successfully maintain Quality Standards and support the Quality Management System.
Assist in projects and perform other duties as and when required
Overnight travel for training and other meetings are likely during the year

Required Education and Skills/Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Plant Breeding, or related field of study
Ability to work extended hours during the peak planting and harvesting seasons
Experience utilizing Microsoft Office Programs
Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Demonstrated ability to balance and prioritize tasks
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational and record keeping skills

Desired Education and Skills/Experience:
Familiarity with breeding and research methodologies
Knowledge of crop production, farming practices, and farm equipment operation and repair
Knowledge of basic statistics and experimental design principles
Pesticide applicator license (or ability to obtain)

Who is Monsanto?

Monsanto is an agriculture company with more than 20,000 employees focused on making a balanced meal accessible to everyone. We work to help farmers produce food in a more sustainable way. We think about how our food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests.

We believe that bringing diverse perspectives together is the most effective way to develop creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. Career opportunities at Monsanto range from farming, plant breeding, chemistry and engineering to marketing, environmental science, IT and many other areas. We’re always looking for exceptional professionals interested in developing a strong career while collaborating to develop solutions for sustainable agriculture. Sound like a job for you?

Why work with us?

Life at Monsanto means collaborating with dedicated professionals in a stimulating environment
Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships
You will work with market leading brand products in a global organization
We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and some of the best career development opportunities in the industry
Monsanto is named Great Place to Work in many countries around the world

Join our global team where your contribution will make a real difference!