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Breeding Agronomist (Seed) - Saskatoon Job

Date: May 8, 2018

Location: Saskatoon, SK, CA

Company: BASF

Breeding Agronomist (Seed) - Saskatoon-1802404

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

Description
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…

The Breeding Agronomist reports to the Agronomy Manager and is responsible for developing trial protocols, establishing and maintaining nurseries, production, and breeding trials. The successful candidate will assure accurate data collection for evaluation, statistical analysis and material selection with the goal of developing, and registering strong performing canola hybrids that meet market needs and will provide the highest value to growers.

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Establishment and maintenance of field nurseries, production field plots and field breeding trials
- Timely field data collection, specifically plant phenotype evaluations
- Fully responsible for a minimum of one field site location
- Supervises and coaches Summer Associate(s)
- Participation in one contra-season term requiring travel
- This position requires regular travel to sites

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

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- BS Degree or equivalent in Plant Breeding, Agronomy or other agricultural related discipline
- Experience in small plot field research
- Practical working experience with farm machinery operation and maintenance
- Working knowledge of crop production and pest management practices of field crops
- Understanding of plant biology, field trial activities, trial design and statistical data analysis
- Demonstrated excellent team work, self-motivation, and time management skills
- Basic understanding of seed production and Quality Assurance parameters
- Strong presentation skills
- Working knowledge of First Aid, Dangerous Goods Handling, WHMIS Skills
- Strong computer skills and ability to use database tools
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong problem-solving skills through analytical thinking, judgment and decision making

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-SK-Saskatoon
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-APN-Crop Protection North America


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