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Assistant Scientist/ Associate Scientist
Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA
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BASF - the Chemical Company - consolidated its plant biotechnology activities in BASF Plant Science in 1998. Today, about 700 employees are working to optimize crops for more efficient agriculture, renewable raw materials and healthier nutrition.
We are currently seeking Assistant / Associate Scientist who will be responsible for supporting greenhouse research activities for Plant Management within the Crop Pipeline Function. This position will work closely with other research group to deliver high quality plant materials for projects.
The individual will be part of the Plant Management team that has specific responsibility to produce high quality plant material and assist in the daily operations of the greenhouse and plant growth chamber facilities to support diverse programs in plant biotechnology research and development. - The main focus will be to provide service to projects to ensure successful soybean and corn seed increase in the greenhouse.
The incumbent will assist in all phases of plant production, controlled pollinations and seed production, pest monitoring, inventory and storage of seed.
Additionally, the successful candidate will utilize LIMS or spreadsheet (Excel) and database (Access) and other tools for collecting data. In addition, monitoring and operating critical greenhouse and environmental growth chamber controls and equipment, particularly during times when the site is closed on weekend and holiday periods will be a responsibility of this position.
Proper notebook documentation, as well as written and oral communication of results is essential.
Additional duties will include, but are not limited to: maintaining greenhouses and work areas in an organized, clean fashion, following protocols related to specific crop management and research techniques, assisting research personnel in designing appropriate plant production assays, collecting and entering data on various crop experiments, and keeping work areas in safe condition, exceeding corporate and governmental worker protection standards.
BS degree in plant science, horticulture, or related agricultural field -OR- A.A. degree in plant science, horticulture, or related agricultural field and 3 years experience in horticulture industry, greenhouses or agricultural sciences. BASF recognizes Institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.
Ability to prioritize and organize work under limited supervision.
Demonstrated ability to meet goals and to attain the desired results, often under time pressure and in a fast changing environment.
Strong attention for detail and quality orientation required.
Ability and willingness to work in the varied climate of a research greenhouse year round (e.g. heat, humidity, etc.).
Available to work weekends and holidays on a rotational basis.
Computer literacy and proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel.
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
Bachelor degree in plant science, horticulture or related field with at least 3 years experience in horticulture industry, greenhouses or agricultural sciences.
Demonstrated experience monitoring disease and insects in greenhouses and applying pesticides in greenhouse environment.
Experience in corn and soybean plants.
Knowledge of LIMS and/or data management systems. This position is within a job family and will be filled at a level applicable to the incumbent's qualifications.
Candidate Employment Information
Availability: Day Job
Type of Job: Full-time