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Research Assistant - Leesburg, GA - #005NE

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Location: Leesburg, Georgia, South United States, USA
Company: Monsanto
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Open Til: 19-Jun-12
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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Monsanto is seeking a highly motivated Research Assistants, who have the ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary Research Team. The Field Research Assistant will assist in all phases of a comprehensive breeding program aimed at germplasmn development. 

 

The successful Research Assistant has the opportunity to manage all operations related to seed preparation, seeding, field plot management, data collection.  This is a unique opportunity to work with leading edge technology and talented research scientists seeking to deliver the best in crop genetics. 



Qualifications:

Requirements:

 

B.S. in Agronomy, Breeding, Plant Pathology or other related field.

 

Job Duties:

 

â?¢ Utilization of research equipment such as planters 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