Digital Field Phenotyping Specialist - Nevada, Iowa
October 3, 2020
Digital Field Phenotyping Specialist - Nevada, Iowa-2001986 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Digital Field Phenotyping Specialist (2001986) - Nevada, Iowa
Where the Chemistry Happens
This position is responsible for performing field work to develop and implement robust and innovative digital phenotyping technologies for soybean and other crops, at the R&D site in Nevada, Iowa, USA. The main purpose of the position is to collect, manage, process and deliver high quality sensor-based phenotyping data.
Formula for Success: You Will...
Collect sensor data in Trait Development and Breeding field trials on-site, by operating specialized equipment such as drones, Phenotracker, Phenotower, soil probes, seed scanner, weather sensors, etc.
Perform adequate and timely data management, processing and delivery of the sensor data for further analysis. Make use of standardized BASF data pipelines and platforms e.g. iQarus. Ensure all data are stored in the appropriate repositories.
Support in-field testing and validation of new digital phenotyping methods. Contribute to the development of protocols for testing. Assist in collecting other than sensor data if required.
Ensure regular and proper maintenance of all sensor equipment. Keep concerned operating manuals/work instructions updated.
Suggest improvements of equipment and processes to increase efficiency and/or effectiveness of digital phenotyping.
Provide support to other activities performed at the R&D site if needed.
Ensure compliance with all Government, Regulatory, QMS, (Bio)Safety and Stewardship guidelines
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The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you'll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.
BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.
Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent
MSc in Agricultural Science/Engineering or related, with minimum of 2 years relevant experience or BSc in Agricultural Science/Engineering with minimum of 4 years relevant experience.
Experience in row crops field trial management and use of field digital phenotyping tools are required.
Experience with GIS application in farming and/or agricultural research that includes a comprehension of remote sensing principles.
Demonstrated electrical and mechanical skills when deploying remote sensing and phenomics instrumentation to the field environment
Experienced with data management, e.g. familiarity with databases and data curation
Individual should have good organizational skills, interpersonal and communication skills with ability to work in a team environment.
Primary Location: US-IA-Nevada
Function: ITSE - Information Technology & Services
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: APP/ORN-Field Trials - NA-63006781
Internal Number: 629321
About BASF Corporation
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.