Project Leader, Seed Orchard and Nursery Technical Serv
JOB TITLE: Project Leader, Seed Orchard and Nursery Technical Services DEPARTMENT: Product Development REPORTS TO:Vice President, Global Product Development FLSA STATUS: Exempt Position Summary:Work with operations and product development teams to provide technical services supporting seed and seedling production, with a goal of optimizing seedling quality and nursery productivity. Oversee the company seedling quality assessment program. Plan and coordinate all aspects of seed production, seed processing, bareroot and container seedling production research projects. Position will require supervision of personnel and oversight and accountability for specific research tasks and budget. Essential Functions/Responsibilities:Develop and implement specific experiments related to bare root and container seedling production in conjunction with ArborGen nurseries and Product Development personnelDevelop and manage a research project budget of up to $300,000 and maintain company vehicle and other assets valued at up to $100,000Analyze and interpret nursery and field test data Carry out the seedling quality program coordinating the installation of plots, collection of data and summary and publication of results.Provide technical support to orchard and nursery personnel related to precision agriculture applications, chemical usage, plant nutrition, seedling mortality and SOP development.Maintain a high level of professional expertise through knowledge of current literature and state of the art of relevant seed and seedling production technology, and utilize this knowledge in the design of experiments, research and/or development.Effectively communicate research results and other findings to appropriate operating group personnel.Participate in technical project reviews.Represent ArborGen in university-industry research cooperatives.May supervise and evaluate the performance of one or more field support personnel.Adhere to safety policies and maintain a safe laboratory environment.Apply for this job.