Research Development Specialist - Pikeville, NC or Pine Level, NC region (remote)
August 22, 2020
Research Development Specialist - Pikeville, NC or Pine Level, NC region (remote)-2001754 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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 achieve this through our commitment to continuous improvement and operational excellence, which gives us the opportunity to set and deliver on ambitious, long-term goals.
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. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.
And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2020 as one of America's Best Employers. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!
Research Development Specialist (2001754) - Pikeville, NC or Pine Level, NC region (remote)
Where the Chemistry Happens...
We are seeking a professional like you to be responsible for executing field testing of BASF traits in multiple crops. This position will also assist in the field and station activities for their respective Trait Development Site. The trials and activities being managed are critical to Phases 1 - 3 of Product Development, supporting research and development activities in the US, contributing to product TPOC/CPOC decisions and regulatory approval processes.
Formula for Success: You Will...
Conduct planning, spraying and rating activities to align with TD PM requests
Regulated field trial workbooks, Reg Compliance training, Audit activities, Stewardship and follow all compliance requirements
Timely data entry and respond to TDM's technical questions, specific to the trials at their research site(s)
Work with 3 rd Party researchers conducting external protocols for BASF, be the first point of contact for CRO's in respective region
Have active, frequent communication with all TD PM's which have assigned protocols to their respective research station
Agronomic management of Cotton and Soybeans in season seed to harvest activities including pest and stress diagnosis, taking proper preventative or remedial action to reduce variability and ensure repeatability.
PhD in agronomy or related field of study plus 2 years of relevant experience or MS in agronomy or related field of study with 4 years of relevant experience or BS in agronomy or related field of study with 6 years of relevant experience
Knowledge of field trial methodology and data analysis Understanding of basic crop production practices
Capable of performing the tasks of small plot spraying and other physically demanding field activities in an outdoor environment
Executing small plot field trials for Herbicide Tolerance, Insect Resistance and Crop Efficiency Projects
Timely entry of field trial data in ARM
Able to follow designed protocols, understand protocol objectives and achieve low CV's
Knowledge of farm equipment and their operation
Good Organizational skills to plan and execute time sensitive applications and ratings
You will need to live within commuting distance of Pikeville or Pine Level, NC
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.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
Primary Location: US-NC-Pikeville
Function: REDE - Research & Development
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: APP/DN-Field Trials - NA-63022014
Internal Number: 626579
About BASF Corporation
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.