Field Research Assistant
The Field Research Assistant will join a team that is focused on testing a variety of biological and chemical agricultural products for efficacy in row and/or specialty crop agricultural systems. The Field Research Assistant will be responsible for applying, maintaining, and gathering data on field trial sites across the US Corn Belt. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to gain extensive skills in field research plot methods such as plot design, foliar applications, side-dress application, Y-drop applications, seed treatment and more. Additionally, plot evaluation methods will be discussed and implemented across the growing season from early evaluations such as vigor assessments to late evaluations such as disease indexing. Elemental Enzymes will also prepare individuals for a future in agricultural research through relevant certifications and licensing for the duration of your time in the program. The Field Assistant must possess excellent communication and organization skills. Applicants should be pursuing a BS degree in biology, chemistry, plant science, botany, agriculture, or have a background in farming.
UAV Pilots License (Elemental Enzymes Paid)
Pesticide Applicator License (Elemental Enzymes Paid)
UAV Assessment Project
o Experience with operation, safety, and data evaluation using state-of-the-art modeling software
o Opportunity to present your findings to Elemental Enzymes Leadership
Hands on experience throughout the trial protocol life cycle
Extensive experience across a variety of crops, agronomic systems, and application methods; current and cutting
Report accurate plant measurements
Accurately note and report the progress of field trials
Application equipment preparation and calibration
Field trial plot design and labeling
Apply treatments including fertilizer, foliar sprays, soil amendments, and other types of applications in the field
Assist in the collection of crop phenotypic data throughout the growing season
Near daily travel to field sites will be required as our research plots are off site. In rare circumstances, overnight
travel may be required.
High throughput data analysis, interpretation, and visualization
Collaboration with other Field Research Assistants on a drone data assessment project.
Flexible summer schedule; availability for multi-day trips to yield trial locations may be required.
Completed introductory science courses or have some experience with field research or operations.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must be detail oriented and able to accurately record data.
Physically able to work in the field (stand for long periods of time, crouch, bend, and endure working in summer
Able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs.
Must have a valid drivers license.
Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs
to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.
Kneeling. Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
Crouching. Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Standing. Particularly for sustained periods of time.
Walking. Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site
Grasping. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Feeling. Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin,
particularly that of fingertips.
Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey
detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
Hearing. Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive
detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
Repetitive motion. Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or
up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
The worker is required to have visual acuity to perform an activity such as: operates machines, such as lathes, drill
presses, power saws, and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm’s reach; performs mechanical or skilled
trades tasks of a non-repetitive nature, such as carpenter, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters,
The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions. No effective protection from the weather.
The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 for periods of more than one hour.
Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
The worker is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical
parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or
exposure to chemicals.
Those with this position must be able to work in Biosafety Level 1 and 2 Laboratories which can cause more
illnesses to those with immunocompromised systems.
Job Location: Flexible with Time Commitments to Elemental Enzymes Headquarters, St. Louis, MO, United States Position Type: Part-Time/Regular/ Hourly/Non-Exempt Salary: Competitive wages
About Elemental Enzymes Elemental Enzymes was founded upon the simple belief that we must do everything we can to improve agricultural performance in a way that not only enables plants to flourish but enriches and renews the planet with eco-friendly and sustainable agricultural solutions. From products that enable effective enzymes, peptide and protein inputs to foliar treatments that hold the promise to renew entire industries, our focus is to make a positive difference in the world through people like you and me. Success is a byproduct of responsible production. That is why Elemental Enzymes works to bring cross-disciplinary scientists and processes together to create novel solutions to practical problems with a shared goal of helping both the plant and the planet. Apply Please fill out the application on our website and submit your resume and cover letter. References may be required upon request