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Scientist I (1903095) - Research Triangle Park, NC
The position is for an Entomologist in the Global Insecticide Research Group (APR/IA) at BASF's research facility in Research Triangle Park, NC.
Where the Chemistry Happens
You will be part of a team that is a key resource for the development of new insecticidal products at BASF. The team's task is to thoroughly characterize new insecticidal products in all relevant agronomic aspects and to manage the lab-to-field transition for new actives in our research pipeline.
As a member of this team, you will efficiently plan and execute trial programs in a lab, greenhouse and field trial environment. Compounds evaluated in this program range from early research compounds up to registered market products.
It will be your task to carry out trial work programs independently under supervision; from planning of the trial set-up, through execution of the trial work, to a thorough evaluation and reporting of the results. The execution of the trials involves the use of plants and living insects as well as the proper handling of chemicals, including research compounds of unknown toxicity. You will contribute to the team's success by developing new methodologies and incorporating new technologies into the team's repertoire.
More specifically, you will be the team's key resource in the area of field trial execution. You will contribute to the team by supporting/conducting the field trials assigned to the team, which comprises: application of research compounds with the appropriate PPE, infestation, assessment and field preparation/maintenance/cleaning. You will be expected to allot more than 50% of your work hours under the outdoor field conditions during the field trial season.
As Scientist I, you will communicate efficiently within the team and potentially with colleagues in other functions of our organization. You will analyze the results of your work and provide meaningful recommendations for future activities in the specific projects.
Formula for Success
BS or higher level degree in Biology or an Agricultural Science.
Experience working with whole insects & plants.
Knowledge and experience in Entomology is required.
Flexible scheduling, with occasional weekend or holiday work
You will need to be willing to work with compounds of unknown toxicity in a lab, greenhouse and field environment.
You will need to be willing to work on a regular basis which can be physically demanding under the typical local climate during the field season.
You must pass a physical and be capable of wearing a half mask respirator. Practical work experience in an agricultural field environment is a plus.
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