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Plant Scientist/Postdoctoral Researcher

Kelly Services
Ivesdale, IL 61851
PLEASE NOTE: Must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States for any employer without sponsorship.

Kelly Science & Clinical is seeking a Plant Scientist/Postdoctoral Researcher to join their team in Ivesdale, IN for a major American agricultural chemical and seed company; a publicly traded, global pure-play agriculture company that provides farmers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry including a balanced and diverse mix of seed, crop protection and digital solutions focused on maximizing productivity to enhance yield and profitability. For immediate consideration, please email your resume directly to as well as apply online.

**Postdoctoral Researcher**

**~12-Month Contract (full-time, W2)**

**Pay Rate: TBD**

**Work Schedule: Monday Friday (maybe some weekends & evenings)**

Postdoctoral Researcher in Field Sciences Crop Protection

Role Description:

The purpose of this Postdoctoral Researcher position is to coordinate day to day field research operations for all Crop Protection disciplines, including Plant Pathology, Entomology, Weed Science, Traits, and Agronomy. This role will support efforts in characterizing pipeline molecules, formulated products, and related technologies. This position will coordinate field-based research activities for various product concepts in various stages of development. Specifically, this position will conduct field trials both directly and through technical support personnel to provide robust data packages and technical expertise to R&D and commercial project teams.

Interacts With:

Field Sciences Regional R&D Leader (functional supervisor), Traits and CP Field Scientists, Global and Zonal Biology Leaders, Portfolio Marketing Leaders, Product Managers, and Market Development Specialist. External interactions could include contract research organizations, temporary workers, agricultural officials, growers and technical as well as commercial staff of distributors (customer facing role).

Primary Responsibilities:

+ Working in a team environment with other Scientists, Technicians, Interns, and contract researchers. Developing protocols and methodologies in consultation with Discipline Biology Leaders.

+ Conducting research on the biology characterization of Crop Protection compounds.

+ Preparing for, setting up, and implementing field trials, including chemical applications.

+ Assessing trials, recording data, data analysis, and delivery of scientific reports.

+ Accountability for field trial execution.

+ Conducting statistical analyses.

+ Networking with internal and external investigators and scientific colleagues to summarize all trial data and draw appropriate conclusions.

+ Supporting the Crop Protection Field Science Development group in characterizing new and existing pipeline projects with the goal of advancing projects and disseminating results through the Company organization.

+ Communicate data interpretations and conclusions to project leaders and key stakeholders.

+ Ensure all work is done safely and within regulatory and policy guidelines.


+ Qualified candidates should have completed a PhD in Agricultural Related Biology Disciplines or a closely related major.

+ Extensive understanding of the techniques and approaches associated with high quality, high volume small plot crop research.

+ Good data analysis, interpretation skills, and strong communication skills.

+ Strong project management skills.

+ Ability to work well with a diverse team across a broad network of stakeholders.

+ Experience working with and testing agricultural chemicals is desired.

+ Strong demonstrated attributes of collaboration and ability to quickly learn new tasks/areas.

+ Core values People, Safety, Productivity/Effectiveness. Actively lead/assist in developing job specific safety assessments. Actively assist/participate in Research center audits, training, and stewardship activities. Embrace the goal of zero recordable motor vehicle incidents. Actively Lead/assist/participate in the goal of upgrading all testing locations across programs to achieve the highest quality, reliable data possible. Actively enhance cross functional productivity, communication, and site specific standard operating protocols.

**Why Kelly:**

As a Kelly Services employee, you will have access to numerous perks, including:

+ Exposure to a variety of career opportunities as a result of our expansive network of client companies.

+ Career guides, information and tools to help you successfully position yourself throughout every stage of your career.

+ Access to more than 3,000 online training courses through our Kelly Learning Center, including accredited courses to obtain IT certifications, as well as PDU-approved courses.

+ Weekly pay.

+ Group-rate insurance options available immediately upon hire.*

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**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (


Posted: 2021-11-08 Expires: 2021-12-11

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