Valent U.S.A. Corporation Job Opportunity RESEARCH SCIENTIST (JOB # 2016-9540)
Valent U.S.A Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, engages in the development, registration, sales and marketing of integrated technological solutions for crop production and pest management that deliver value for our customers and stakeholders. A leading crop protection firm serving the agricultural and non-crop products markets in North America, Valent products help growers produce safe and abundant food and fiber crops, and horticultural professionals improve the quality of life for their customers.
The corporate motto, Products That Work, From People Who Care?, describes the company's business philosophy. Valent seeks out and provides customers with innovative and effective solutions to their production challenges.
Our vision is to be the best company delivering integrated solutions of biorational and traditional crop protection solutions to our customers.
Valent is dedicated to creating a world that is healthier and more comfortable, and that has a sustainable abundance of quality, affordable food, helping crops to be the ultimate renewable resource. We are currently searching for a Research Scientist to work with our Field Discovery Team in Seymour, Illinois.
Description of Job:
? Coordinate and conduct research trials with in-depth knowledge of agronomic factors for development of new and/or EPA registered products.
Projects may include research on new use patterns, product development, and potential label expansion per the business plan in collaboration with others. ? Establish, manage, and evaluate trials involving herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, biologicals and plant health products. Includes trial protocol development, trial setup ? in field, applications, data entry, summarization and communication.
? Using precision ag tools for geospatial collection of data, analysis of yield monitor raw data, use of environmental sensors for collection of field and greenhouse data and design of geospatial experiments.
? Maintain high level of professional expertise through familiarity with scientific literature.
Participates in development of patent applications. May participate in scientific conferences and contribute to scientific journals. ? May act as spokesperson on corporate research and development and advise management on research results.
? Assisting in the management of interns. ? Communicating with and actively supporting Ag Research Center Scientists and Midwest Field Development Team. ? Use professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
Required to interact with a large range of internal employees/departments and external customers.
Internal contacts include the Business Manager/National FMD Manager, Marketing Management, Product Development Managers, Sales, QA, R&RA, Formulations, Residue Chemistry, ARC Personnel, Research Manager and other FMD Specialists.
Spreadsheets, word processing, problem solving, communication, detail oriented, evaluation and interpretation of data, instrument/equipment maintenance and repair. Must have high degree of cooperation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Consistent and dependable work ethic in handling all required tasks. Specialization in Crop Physiology, Agronomy, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, or Entomology Experience:
1 ? 3 years of related field plot experience. Graduate work experience will be considered. Education: MS, Ph.D. or equivalent
(Equal Opportunity Employer / E-Verify Employer)
Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Sumitomo Chemical Company, a 20 billion dollar business, includes over 100 subsidiaries and affiliates operating in six business sectors – basic chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics, fine chemicals, IT-related chemicals, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals – and supplies a broad range of products for global markets. Sumitomo Chemical was thus founded as a company that sought to solve environmental problems while at the same time aiming to contribute to the development of agriculture.
Sumitomo Chemical Company conducts research & development to invent new chemistry in agricultural chemicals and new applications of existing chemicals and functional fertilizers in order to provide productive and environmentally friendly crop protection agents and labor-reducing farm technologies.