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Field Agronomist I

Company: Bayer R&D Services LLC
Location: White Heath
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.

Field Agronomist I


As a Field Agronomist I at the Midwest Field Technology Station in White Heath, IL, you are expected to plan, manage, and conduct internal research trials to obtain data defining the biological/chemical activity of experimental compounds identified as candidates for new product development with some direct supervisor from the Regional Manager. You may be responsible for providing technical product training to market Development Representatives and internal colleagues as new products near registration and enter into pre-launch phase. In addition, you may be called to interact locally at Universities and other research organizations as needed to conduct trials in early research phases.

The primary responsibilities of this role, Field Agronomist I, are to:

  • Primarily responsibility for the timely completion of biological performance studies for compounds in the field development phase of new product discovery and development;
  • Significant involvement in early stage testing is expected;
  • The Field Agronomist I conducts, supervises and coordinates studies and has the overall responsibility for appropriate design and timely completion of assigned studies at the Technology Station;
  • The incumbent must provide data on product efficacy so that it can be included in decision making processes, within strict budget guidelines and summarize research findings and recommend future research activities;
  • With supervision or guidance, decides research cooperators, GIA allocation, future testing needs, local, district, and regional product potential, budget management, and intern selection;
  • May assist Market Development Reps with University Cooperator relationships; in some cases of early phase testing, may serve as a local Bayer contact for University Research Staff and other key influencers and establish a working partnership with them;
  • Make technical knowledge transfer presentations to internal customers and at scientific meetings to promote and create interest in new products and upcoming Bayer technology;
  • Network with peers in Agronomic Operations (Field Based Reps), Market Development Reps, Regional Manager, and Agronomic Services Managers in Product Development to identify new business opportunities, explore means to capitalize on these opportunities, and to optimize Bayer resources;
  • If internal capabilities are not available for trials execution, position protocols and GIA with cooperators to achieve trial objectives;
  • Maintain direct interface with key researchers and University personnel to keep updated on new technology and pest problems;
  • The incumbent may also be asked to provide assistance to Market Development with training and demonstration activities;
  • Leadership skills are demonstrated with both internal and external customers and utilize these skills in service to programs, societies, organizations, and projects;
  • Responsible for safety in handling and storage of pesticides, vehicle and equipment used to conduct field trials;
  • Assist with safety training;
  • Cooperate with region peers, Agronomic Services Managers and Market Development Reps to conduct biological trials in areas or crops not readily available at other locations;
  • Maintain an active status in appropriate professional societies and industry groups and prepare and deliver technical presentations at meetings.

    Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelors degree
    • Functional knowledge of all key and most secondary crops and pests within the territory is essential;
    • A working knowledge in two pest control disciplines is required.
    • Communication and human relations skills are necessary to perform the duties of the position, influence decision makers and project a positive Bayer technical image;
    • Analytical and creative skills are needed to identify and take advantage of new business opportunities within the territory;
    • The workload requires advanced organizational, prioritization, and planning skills;
    • Time management skills are critical to manage an internal research program to create recommendations for new product labels and cultivate professional relationships both internally and with external cooperators;
    • The incumbent must be capable of operating experimental and commercial spray equipment and laboratory equipment;
    • A good to excellent working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is essential;
    • Must maintain valid Driver's License and meet all requirements to drive a company vehicle;
    • Must already have or be able to obtain a valid State Pesticide Applicators License in working geography.
      Preferred Qualifications:

      --- Bachelors degree and 5 years of experience of demonstrated skills and relevant experience, or a Masters degree with 2 years of relevant experience, or a PhD with relevant experience in the evaluation of crop production technologies.

      Domestic relocation assistance may be offered for this role.


      Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes. Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

      IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer colleagues are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements. Location:United States : Illinois : Champaign -- United States : Illinois : White Heath Division:Crop Science Reference Code:786187 Contact Us

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