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Agricultural Biologist – Plant Pathology Job

Date: Jan 5, 2018

Location: Raleighrk, NC, US

Company: BASF

Agricultural Biologist – Plant Pathology-1704975

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.

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…

BASF is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated Agricultural Biologist – Plant Pathology to join our Fungicide and Biology research team, as part of our Agricultural Products Division, located in RTP, NC.

Agricultural Biologist – Plant Pathology – (1704975) – RTP, NC

Where you'll work…

As an Agricultural Biologist for Plant Pathology, you will provide technical support for fungicide research. You will work with other members of the Fungicide and Biology group to characterize the biological activity of crop protection materials on disease control, plant growth and development. You will also assume responsibility for all daily activities required to successfully conduct assigned studies.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Propagate and maintain greenhouse plants
- Treat plants, seeds or soil with experimental and registered crop protection materials, most commonly fungicides
- Conduct laboratory experiments using basic microbiological techniques, aseptic methods, media preparation, fungal isolation and culture maintenance, microscopy and learn to operate specialized lab equipment
- Collect and enter data in various computer applications
- Prepare written formal reports summarizing experimental procedures and results, with occasional oral presentations
- Supervise temporary employees or interns

You will work under moderate supervision and should have proficiency in the fundamental aspects of experimental design and data analysis, solid communication skills, and the ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary research team.

This position is part of a job family. If selected, you will be hired at a level that matches your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience.

For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please select:

BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division

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 Agricultural Science (ex: Plant Pathology, Entomology, Agronomy or Related Field) with 0+ years of post-degree experience – OR – BS Degree in Agricultural Science (ex: Plant Pathology, Entomology, Agronomy or Related Field) with 2+ years of post-degree experience
- 2+ years of experience with Applied Plant Pathology (time spent in this area while earning degree will be considered)
- Experience following safety procedures
- Demonstrated experience and ability to work within laboratory, greenhouse and/or agricultural field environments
- Willing and able to safely handle chemicals of unknown toxicity
- Willing and able to obtain a NC Pesticide License
- Computer proficiency with MS-Word, Excel, PowerPoint

We Also Look For…
- Experience working with photo editing software
- Proven above average skills in photography

Primary Location: US-NC-Research Triangle Park
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America

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