Agronomic Research Specialist II in Lubbock, TX


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Agronomic Research Specialist II – Lubbock, TX


As a Agronomic Research Specialist II (ARS II) you will be responsible for working with an internal team of Plant Breeders, Research Scientists, and Field Operations. You will design, execute and oversee the North America Plant Breeding Row Crop Research & Development phenotyping efforts around cotton, corn and wheat in West Texas and Southwest Oklahoma. As an ARS II, you will be responsible for the continuous improvement and strategic initiative projects that transform the way plant breeding research is conducted within the organization. You will also have the opportunity to use innovative equipment technologies, data analytics, and program management design. You’ll be executing protocols and working closely with product development scientists, biotechnology team members and field solutions team members to determine which new ideas will be progressing through our R&D pipeline. You will have a say in which products will ultimately end up in our future seed products or chemistries.

In addition to testing and data management, you will also have to opportunity to work directly in the field operating cutting-edge equipment like planters, sprayers, harvesters and UAVs. For this role, you will work onsite at and around our Lubbock, TX Breeding facility and report to the Lubbock Operations Lead.

The primary responsibilities of this role, Agronomic Research Specialist II, are to:

Execute projects and initiatives through teamwork and influencing of partners and stakeholders at the Lubbock TX North America Field Testing Organization (NAFTO) site;
Network across multiple internal organizations and stake holders to ensure trial success;
Become a subject matter expert within your product and testing area;
Provide innovative solutions and technical abilities to challenge the status quo as related to trials, testing process and protocols;
Plan/direct/coordinate activities of others including hourly and contractor employees and mentor other junior ARS peers;
Execute field testing trials of the team;
Be responsible for end-to-end trial management of multiple field testing locations to include grower communication, planning, mapping, planting, phenotypic data collection, harvest and data handoff to strategic partners.
Scouting of field trial sites for insects, weeds and diseases across multiple crops to ensure high data quality.
Be accountable for business unit or project results through leadership and coordination across site;
Execute strategy, prioritize tasks and monitor projects to ensure completion within deadlines and budgets;
Build partnerships and shares technical knowledge across sites, involved in industry working groups;
This position requires driving for the company that will fall under DOT/FMCSA jurisdiction. This may entail the hauling of trailers, product & supplies or operating equipment such as planters, harvesters , sprayers and UAVs;


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:


Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Life Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science or a related field;
Experience and/or education in Agronomic research or production;
Basic understanding and passion for emerging trends in agriculture;
Capable of pulling, analyzing, and maintaining large data sets;
Expertise with both standard MS Office computer and software systems and the ability to quickly learn new proprietary software programs and tools;
Valid driver’s license (you will be driving company trucks and various agriculture equipment in this role);
Ability to lift up to 60 lbs;
Ability to obtain pesticide applicator license;
Ability to obtain UAV license (desired) for operating drones;
Ability to work extended hours during peak operational seasons;
Have a DOT medical card or the ability to obtain one through successfully completing and passing a pre-employment DOT physical. In addition, candidate must be able to meet and maintain all applicable DOT/FMCSA criteria. Drivers with previous DOT driving experience may be required to undergo FMCSA safety checks and applicable review.


Knowledge and experience with agricultural equipment and row crop production practices with a history of leveraging that knowledge in a research environment;
Bachelor’s degree in a related field with at least 2 years relevant experience OR Master’s Degree in related field with 1 year experience (experience includes previous employment, internships, coops and/or academic experience);
Currently Possess a CDL license or have ability to obtain one;
Capable of utilizing multiple analytics platforms to articulate observations and areas in need of improvement;
Experience with seed technology industry or plant breeding;
Expertise with precision agriculture hardware and software.

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.

Bayer is an E-Verify Employer.


United States : Texas : Lubbock


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