At Valent BioSciences, our focus is on building the strongest portfolio of biorational solutions to improve agricultural productivity, protect public health, and keep our forests beautiful. It's all part of our commitment to creating value for our customers around the world — and doing so in a sustainable way. We invite you to explore our offerings and learn how Valent BioSciences can help you make a positive difference in your world.
Description of Job: Manage and execute a field trial program focused on the discovery and early development of soil- or seed-applied new microbial rhizosphere products for improved plant and soil health. Serve as Lead Scientist for soil health.
Design, plan, manage, analyze, and interpret field trial experiments to discover and evaluate new leads and make suggestions regarding research direction.
Assist in small-scale production of microbial inoculants for field trials.
Provide technical support to long-term soil health studies across the globe.
Responsible for the development, execution, analyses and interpretation of lab, greenhouse, and field experiments to measure soil health indicators.
Internal and external data presentation.
Support research collaborations with external cooperators.
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent field trial research with row crops.
Hands-on experience working with soil micro-organisms including standard aseptic techniques is highly desirable.
Knowledge and experience in soil science and soil chemistry is required.
Prior industry experience in discovery, product development and/or technical product support is a plus.
A self-starter who is well organized and demonstrates excellent time management skills to handle multiple tasks and priorities, and to meet timelines with high quality results.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Spanish language is a plus.
Routine use of MS software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Working knowledge of experimental design, statistics and use of associated computer software.
Prior experience with ARM and SAS (or related software) is required.
Education: M.S. degree in Agronomy or related field with 3-5 years of relevant research experience.
Travel: Domestic/International up to 30-40%
Internal Number: 1333
About Valent BioSciences LLC
Valent BioSciences is a worldwide leader in the research, development and commercialization of biorational products for the agricultural, public health and forest health markets. With sales in an estimated 100 countries around the world, Valent BioSciences is renowned for its innovation, best-in-class Quality in Manufacturing, product performance and consistency, and fully developed portfolio of sustainable solutions.
Valent BioSciences'? offerings include a wide range of proprietary and environmentally compatible bioinsecticides that provide a strong and measurable return on investment. The portfolio includes biofungicides, bionematicides, mychorrhizal fungi, preharvest coatings and plant growth regulators used in sustainable systems around the world. Biorationals are substances typically derived from biological origins and include biological pesticides as well as products used for enhanced plant physiology, crop stress management, harvest management and root growth management. They are typified as being highly specific in their activity and as low impact products that deliver distinct economic, environmental, worker safety and health benefits. An ISO 9001:2008... Quality Management System-certified company, the majority of our products are manufactured using proprietary fermentation processes and post-fermentation product recovery techniques rooted in pharmaceutical manufacturing, techniques that Valent BioSciences perfected over more than 50 years.
Valent BioSciences is a clear leader in the development of intellectual property related to biorationals. Our R&D personnel are skilled and respected as leaders in the area of plant science with extensive expertise in the discovery of new technologies, the development of natural products, the optimization of the fermentation process and the development of new formulations. The Valent BioSciences team works in close collaboration with its parent, Sumitomo Chemical Company, and affiliate companies around the world.
Industry: Agriculture Chemicals Company, Biotechnology
Subsidiaries: Mycorrhizal Applications, Valent U.S.A. LLC, and Pace International, LLC.
Headquarters: Libertyville, Illinois
Specialties: Microbial Pesticides, Plant Growth Regulators, Biorationals, Crop Protection, Public Health, Forest Health, Agriculture, Crop Enhancement, Research & Development, Sustainable Solutions, Fermentation Processes, and Biotechnology.