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Assistant Agronomist I


Boise, ID, US, 83706-1211

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


Supports the Agronomic Sciences Team to perform greenhouse, seed and field trial efforts at Simplot Plant Sciences, where the goal is to genetically improve potato and other crops through biotechnology and breeding. Requires a highly motivated individual to work in conjunction with R&D to design, manage, analyze, and summarize agronomy research trials; assist in the greenhouse with plant maintenance and optimization; and carry out seed production protocols. The candidate would preferably have experience in applied agricultural science. He/she must demonstrate the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, communicate effectively, and actively participate in discussions and meetings. A demonstrated competency in agronomy, horticulture, plant pathology, or soil fertility would be desirable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Become proficient with Biotechnology Quality Management Systems (BQMS) and other in-house quality management systems to ensure regulatory compliance and the tracking and containment of regulated material.

  • Contribute to writing detailed operating protocols, record, organize, and analyze data, present technical reports and summaries.

  • Optimize existing methods and rapidly adapts new methods in tissue culture, greenhouse, and field.

  • Participate in all facets of project work including logistics, planning, coordination, and inventory management.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree from 4 year college or university in Agronomy or related field.

Relevant Experience

  • 2+ years of relevent experience
  • Familiarity with field testing, data analysis and data reporting. 
  • Ability to troubleshoot, optimize and validate agronomic/greenhouse assays and procedures. 
  • Ability to work within and enjoy a team-based environment. 
  • Ability to use agronomic methodologies/instruments or willingness to be trained in their use. 
  • Disclaimer - These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified

Job Requisition ID: 5891

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Location(s): Irving St Building A R&D - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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