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Sr. Field Trial Associate Job

Date: Apr 18, 2017

Location: Ames, IA, US

Company: BASF

Sr. Field Trial Associate-1700954

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Senior Field Trial Associate to supervise seed production and processing, packaging and inventory functions for small grains and row crops, and trials at the seed conditioning and storage facility in Ames, Iowa.

Senior Field Trial Associate (1700954) – Ames, IA

Drawing on experience and education, you will independently innovate, develop, and implement novel improvements to seed processing and conditioning methods for corn, soy and canola.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Mid- and near-term seed conditioning planning and execution with multiple crop Development, Quality, Laboratory, and Regulatory Compliance Managers in the U.S. and Europe.
- Maintaining compliance with corporate and government (USDA) policies is a priority objective.
- This Sr. Field Trial Associate will assist the Sr. Applied Genetics Manager& Field Trial Manager with budget development and forecasts.
- Prepare and retain training documents, job safety analyses, and other documents related to site safety activities as required by Stewardship and Responsible Care programs.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- MS Degree in Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Crop Science, Genetics, Crop Protection or Related Field with 4+ years of applicable experience -OR- BS Degree in Agronomy, Plant Breeding, Crop Science, Genetics, Biological Sciences or Related Field with 7+ years of applicable experience.
- Applicable experience will be in seed operations with at least one of the company's core crops (corn, soy, canola), and must include demonstrable experience in completing seed conditioning, seed inventory, seed storage and shipment, data management, small plot seed production, testing preparation and execution.
- Demonstrable experience supervising full-time and/or temp labor during peak seasonal periods.
- Demonstrable GLP or GLP like experience.
- Intermediate skill proficiency in PRISM.
- Experienced in MS Office and e-mail applications

We Also Look for…
- Experience in di-haploid screening and line production
- Experience managing regulated small plot nursery seed production and conditioning on both the US Mainland and Hawaii or Puerto Rico.
- 3+ years of experience working in a regulated seed (GMO) environment.

Primary Location: US-IA-Ames
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: RBP-Plant Science Research

Nearest Major Market: Ames
Nearest Secondary Market: Des Moines

Job Segment: Agronomy, Genetics, Chemical Research, Agricultural, Agriculture, Science, Engineering, Research