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Seed Production Research Agronomist (4810982)

Agriculture and Forestry

Agricultural Specialist



Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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

**_Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You_**

**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 has been recognized as one of Canadas Best 100 Employers in 2019. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

**_Research Agronomist_**

**_Where the Chemistry Happens…_**

Located in Lethbridge, AB, you will be accountable to Manager of Certified Seed Production; this position is responsible to participate in planning, coordination and generation of technical information conducive to improve the performance

**_Canola Seed Production activities and the quality of the BASF InVigor Canola Seed products._**

**_Formula for Success: You Will…_**

As part of the Research Team the successful candidate will be required to:

+ In consultation with the Seed Production Manager and the Research Team manage all activities related to seed production research planning, and implementation.

+ Execute a program able to identify best Canola Seed production practices and agronomy management.

+ Assist with the coordination and training activities of the group of Research Associates.

+ Manage Field and Plot Data collection and reporting.

+ Perform continued data mining on all available Canola seed production research.

+ Interact with the Seed Production team and other stakeholders for the generation and sharing of technical data.

+ Ensure consistency and comparability of research results and field production.

+ Foster best practices in seed production research methodology and communications.

+ Prepare research results and data analysis to be presented to the Seed Production team, other BASF groups and stakeholders.

+ Occasionally Travel locally and internationally to design and adapt research activities on all seed production areas

+ Attend research meetings and create cooperative trails with relevance to seed production.

+ Support the Agronomy Manager (s) and the Seed Supply group designing and planning successful integration of practices and concepts obtained from research projects.

**_Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…_**

+ Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy or Agriculture with Minimum 7-10 years’ experience working with seed production. (MSc. Or PhD. In Plant or Seed Physiology, Plant Sciences, Breeding or a related discipline is desirable).

+ Experience managing projects using SixSigma methodology is desirable.

+ Proficiency using bio-statistics and statistical software packages.

+ Protocol and research design statistical analysis training.

+ Familiarity with field and research equipment.

+ Project management and activity planning experience.

+ Research design for quantitative and qualitative data collection.

+ Above average communication and presentation skills.

+ Able to work independently or as team member.

+ Attention to detail with data collection and big-data management.

+ PAg designation or in progress.

If you wish to take up the challenge, believe you can make a difference by joining an exciting and progressive company, then we would like to hear from you.

**_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.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

**Job:** _PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians_

**Organization:** _G-APU/NCO-North America Canola Operations-63022029_

**Title:** _Seed Production Research Agronomist_

**Location:** _CAN-AB-Lethbridge_

**Requisition ID:** _2002079_