Field Research Agronomist / Technology Development Representative - Rushmore, MN areaMonsanto Company - MN, USA
Field Research Agronomist / Technology Development Representative - Rushmore, MN area','01NJH','!*!Monsanto's North America Technology Development & Agronomy organization currently has an opportunity for Technology Development Representatives with expertise in applied field research and agronomic sciences to provide technical leadership in Southwest Minnesota. Technology Development Representatives are key members of teams that support the product development and commercial product expansion of our new corn and soybean products.
The Technology Development Representative is an exciting and unique role in Monsanto. The role plays an important step in the final testing and development of products, generally a couple of years before the product launches and then continued work through and after launch. It also has the responsibility of ensuring technical leadership in developing and transferring key knowledge to the sales organization so the commercial product will be properly positioned and used by growers. This role allows individuals to work with many different functions in Monsanto from sales, marketing, regulatory, biotechnology, and breeding to just mention a few. The role is quite unique in that is has both a research and commercial focus.
Plan and execute a field research program that evaluates new corn and soybean germplasm
Determine and demonstrate the value, positioning and agronomic fit of Monsanto products in local grower production systems
Actively participate and lead protocol development and product advancement decisions
Establish and manage field research to assess novel pipeline biotechnology traits in corn, soybean and other crops
Contract and coordinate academic and crop consultant testing and research program
Ensure proper stewardship of products including weed resistance and insect resistance management
Ensure regulatory compliance with broad Federal and State regulatory requirements
Ensure timely data entry and quality
Direct and manage local trials in conjunction with sales teams to generate features and benefits data and associated support materials (handouts, presentations)
Provide product and agronomic training for the internal agronomy and sales team along with external seed & retail partners
Build strong working relationships with key influencers including academia, crop consultants, commodity/grower groups, and others
Identify and assess new technology based business opportunities
Assist sales organization with performance inquiries requiring advanced agronomic and product knowledge
MS degree in Agronomy, Weed Science, Soil Science, Plant Physiology, Entomology or related discipline
Hands on production experience with corn, soybean or other field crops
Effectively demonstrate self-motivation, initiative, assertiveness, and results orientation
Successfully work in a fast-paced changing environment
Ability to successfully work in teams
Willingness to relocate
Strong people and communication skills
Desire for long term career advancement (i.e. Research, Marketing or other areas)
Good computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Office/Outlook).
Willingness to travel and live/work in a rural environment
Ability to lift 60 pounds if necessary (a bag of seed)
Ability to pass a driving record background check (i.e. moving violations, accidents, license suspension, etc.).
Federal regulations from the Department of Transportation cover this position and mandate the passing of certain pre-employment requirements, such as a background check, drug test and physical.
Ph.D. in Agronomy, Weed Science, Entomology or related discipline
3 years experience preferred in agronomic sciences or a related field with emphasis on applied field research','Product/Technology Development','North America-USA-Minnesota','','NA Tech Development & Agronomy_51011175','Full-time','Field Research Agronomist / Technology Development Representative - Rushmore, MN area
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