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Associate Agronomist


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.


This role supports the Agronomic Sciences Team to perform greenhouse, seed and Proof-of-Concept 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 report agronomy research trials. 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, recording, organizing, and analyzing data.
  • Present technical reports and summaries to various audiences and stakeholders.
  • Participate in all facets of project work including logistics, planning, coordination, and inventory management.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, optimize and validate agronomic assays and procedures.
  • Ability to use agronomic methodologies/instruments or willingness to be trained in their use.

Typical Education

  • Master's Degree (M.S.) or Bachelor's Degree with 4+ years of relevant experience in agronomy, biotechnology, horticulture or related field.

Relevant Experience

  • Experience with field testing, data analysis and data reporting.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills, intellectual leadership.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently in support of team efforts.

Other Information

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds is required.

Job Requisition ID: 11853

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): SPS 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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