Agricultural Research Associate - Brookings, SD

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#### Primary Responsibilities
An Agricultural Research Associate will conduct jobs for which the Field Research Scientist deem him/her qualified and adequately trained to complete. Adequate training will be provided on a task-by-task basis.
This is a full time position located at our company in Brookings, SD with the SGS Agricultural Division.
#### Reporting to
SGS Agricultural Field Research Scientist
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.
#### Specific responsibilities
At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct
Maintain equipment and facilities in accordance with applicable SOP's and in a clean, neat and organized manner.
Complete assigned duties according to applicable SOP's.
Specific duties associated with the conduct of trials are detailed in SGS SOP 16.3 and 18.3. These duties are briefly summarized below:
Assist Field Scientist in maintaining an up-to-date flow of paperwork.
Monitor thermographs and weather data collection
Assist Field Scientist in establishing and maintain plots
Plot maintenance and plant protection
Pollinations, Sampling and Field Data collection
If the candidate holds a pesticide application license; under the direction of a Field Scientist, they may apply maintenance and test chemicals.
Assist in execution of critical phases and preparation of the FTN
#### Profile
Bachelors Degree in Biology or two (2) years relevant experience preferred
Current Pesticide Applicator License preferred
Agricultural background preferred
Maintain thorough knowledge of GLP requirements and regulatory guidelines
#### Skills
Must be detail-oriented, well organized and able to work independently.
Excellent communications skills required.
Must be able to work in a fast paced environment.
Ability to handle a variety of projects effectively, efficiently and with confidentiality.
#### Additional information
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.
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Industry or Theme: Agriculture & Food,Chemical
Functional Area: Laboratories
Contract Type:
Reference Number: US04223
Listing Date: 16.02.2014 00
Closing Date: 31.05.2014 00

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