Monsanto Quantitative Researcher: Fertility in St. Louis, Missouri

The Climate Corporation is seeking a quantitative researcher to join the Fertility Science Team. Our team’s mission is to help farmers around the world improve the efficiency and sustainability of their fertilizer management practices. The team consists of statisticians, domain scientists and scientific software engineers. We leverage big data and cloud computing to tackle real-world problems in agriculture with a focus on crop nutrient and risk management. We work with weather data, environmental sensors, soil measurements, agricultural statistics, geological surveys, satellite imagery, and more. We are looking for researchers with experience in statistical analysis and machine learning, an appetite for working with messy data in an application-focused environment and a pragmatic approach to solving complex, challenging problems.

What You Will Do:

  • Engage with diverse research groups to understand their models, products and data needs

  • Propose solutions to problems and develop the needed methodology

  • Write beautiful, robust, well-documented research code

  • Write clean technical reports and present your findings to a diverse group of people

  • Build software services that provide value for growers

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (or MS/MA + at least 3 years of relevant work experience) in statistics, machine learning, biostatistics or a closely related field.

  • Skilled in the use of R or Python for research

  • Experience developing methodology for solving complex applied problems using real-world data

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with application of statistics and/or machine learning to environmental or agricultural problems

  • Excitement to learn new topics, develop new skills and use new tools

  • Interdisciplinary communication and collaboration skills

  • At least 1 year of industry work experience

  • Experience with spark or other Big Data tools is a plus

  • Experience collaborating with software engineering teams

What We Offer:

Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

  • Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program

  • A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day

  • Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used

  • We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hackathons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development

We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

  • Inspire one another

  • Innovate in all we do

  • Leave a mark on the world

  • Find the possible in the impossible

  • Be direct and transparent

Learn more about our team and our mission:

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