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Agronomist Trait Development - Leduc, AB Job

Date: May 16, 2018

Location: Edmonton, AB, CA

Company: BASF

Agronomist Trait Development - Leduc, AB-1802440

You can be part of an inclusive team of diverse talent and character. In this diversity lies our greatest strength.

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 with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, 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 Canada has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018, as well as one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2018.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Located in Leduc, Alberta and reporting to the Manager of Trait Development and this role closely interacts with the Trait Development Team to select novel traits in Research and support their move through Development by selecting Elite Events or Elite allele combinations with the goal of selecting elite events or elite allele combinations for local and global trait development programs. This is accomplished through location planning, creating field trial protocols, field plans, management and agronomy of in season seed to harvest activities, establishing and maintaining strong grower relations, data collection and recording, and analysis (including statistical analysis) of agronomic and quality data for trial reports.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Conduct and manage Trait Development Field trials in Canada, ensuring high quality standards
- Assist in the development of new methods and protocols for testing new traits and selecting events and allele combinations as well as provide feedback and suggestions to established methods and protocols to improve the efficiency and quality of the program
- Conduct and manage seed production, ensuring quality and quantity of seed is produced meeting the requirements of the Trait Development selection program
- Manage seed logistics within the program to ensure accurate tracking and record keeping as well as movement of seed within the program by maintaining Seed Stock, conducting seed set up activities, maintaining seed inventory records and archives, and ensuring traceability of seed throughout the program
- Implement SOPs for Trait Development field trials and seed production to ensure the following criteria: event purity, QC/QA and regulatory compliance (within the framework of Product Stewardship)
- Implement the principles of Trait Development Selection
- Establish and maintain industry relations to ensure a presence that BCS is up to date on current industry activities by participating in meetings and establishing contacts with external parties

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.


Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- Degree in Agriculture preferably in Crop Science
- Minimum 1 years of experience in plant breeding, genetics, canola agronomy, canola botany, pollen flow and genetic purity
- Experience conducting research trials using statistical design and analysis
- Ability to work with machinery required to conduct trials
- Demonstrate problem solving skills and ability to be flexible and modify plans as required in order to minimize impact on data and production as situations arise
- Proven ability to work independently as well as in a team, either as a member or supervising contract employees
- Track record of partnering with 3rd parties and industry partners
- Proven ability to work and communicate with growers

We welcome and encourage applications from all persons. BASF has a robust policy of accommodating employees who are able to perform the essential duties of the job upon accommodation. In particular, applicants with disabilities are entitled to a recruitment process and accessible materials.

Primary Location: CA-AB-Edmonton
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America

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