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Randstad Research Associate in Hazelwood, Missouri

Research Associate

job details:

  • location:Hazelwood, MO

  • salary:$15 - $18 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • experience:Entry Level

  • job type:Temporary

  • industry:Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting

  • reference:S_789615

  • questions:andrea.rayburn@randstadusa.com314-682-3950

job description

Research Associate

Randstad is seeking two highly motivated and innovative Research Associates for an opportunity with our client Bayer (legacy Monsanto) based in Hazelwood, MO to join a growing team focused on delivering high quality research seed within the Global Breeding organization. This role reports to an Agronomic Research Specialist and supports seed processing, packaging and distribution within Bayer's broad field testing network.-

Responsibilities :

  • The successful candidate will have interactions with Global Breeding personnel across North America, including multi-crop interactions spanning corn, soybeans, cotton, wheat and canola, as well as with breeders, scientists, automation engineers, and software developers. In addition, the research associate will have the opportunity to work with cutting edge proprietary seed processing and packaging technology.

  • Primary oversight of seed processing operations on site ensuring quality, accuracy and timely delivery to North America field testing hubs

  • Ensure execution of processing protocols as defined in partnership with breeders, scientists, and field testing teams

  • Manage seed and trial inventory and distribution and coordinate physical seed movement between North America field testing hubs and to/from winter seed production locations, including locations outside of the United States

  • Provide process improvement leadership for existing and future workflows to drive continuous improvement

  • Collaborate with developers to provide software requirements for machine and process control (automation)

  • Accountable for quality control and continual assessment of processes against established key performance metrics


  • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Agricultural Systems Management, Mechanized Systems Management, Agricultural Systems Technology, Supply Chain Management Logistics, or related field

  • Strong computer skills related to data capture, organization and analysis

  • Strong foresight, planning, prioritization and organization skills

  • Ability to quickly identify and troubleshoot problems

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication

  • Ability to work extended hours during peak operational seasons

  • Ability to work effectively with interdisciplinary teams and demonstrate leadership

Desired Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge of research-scale seed processing equipment and best practices

  • Familiarity with plant breeding methodologies

For consideration please email your resume to andrea.rayburn@randstadusa.com or apply directly.

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