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Field Research Assistant - Monmouth, IL - #00KPS

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Location: Monmouth, Illinois, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Monsanto
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Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Protection/Chemicals
Career Type: Researcher/Scientist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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AdvertisementMonsanto is currently seeking a highly motivated Field Research Assistant with the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary Research Team.  The Field Research Assistant will assist in all phases of a corn trait integration program.
The successful Field Research Assistant has the opportunity to work in all operations related to field trials, seed preparation, field plot management, data collection, harvesting and trial plots. 
This is a unique opportunity to work with leading edge technology and talented research scientists seeking to deliver the best in Genetically Modified Crops.
â?¢ Utilization of research equipment such as planters, combines and hand held computers for note taking.
â?¢ Manage different operations, seeding, management of plants, data collection, harvest, etc.
â?¢ Assist in computer related activities and provide support for testing activities such as operation of shelling systems, seed counters,  and seed packaging
â?¢ Perform safety inspections, and assist in providing safety training and guidance to field personnel.
â?¢ Supervision and training of temporary employees
â?¢ Work closely with other research sites to keep program operating efficiently
â?¢ Participate with team to successfully maintain the Quality Standards
â?¢ Assist in other projects and perform other duties as and when required
â?¢ Overnight travel during the planting and harvest season is possible.  Several 2-3 days of travel for training and other meetings are likely during the year

Required Skills/Experience:
â?¢ BS degree in Agronomy or related fields
â?¢ Ability to work extended hours during the peak planting and harvest seasons
â?¢ Experience utilizing MS Word and MS Excel
â?¢ Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams
â?¢ Demonstrated ability to balance and prioritize tasks
â?¢ Demonstrated abilility to communicate effectively, both written and oral
â?¢ Basic understanding of farm equipment maintenance
Desired Skills/Experience:
â?¢ Familiarity with breeding methodologies is desired
â?¢ Broad knowledge of crop production and farming practices as well as farm equipment operation and repair
â?¢ Class A CDL or ability to obtain a Class A CDL
â?¢ Pesticide applicator license. Home Overview
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