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Associate Agronomist


Rogerson, ID, US, 83302

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, tissue culture lab, 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 carry out vegetative propagation and seed production protocols; assist in the greenhouse with plant maintenance and optimization; and design, manage, analyze, and report agronomy research trials.

Key Responsibilities
  • Carry out field trials for R&D teams including, site preparation, planting, irrigation, pest management, harvesting, etc.
  • Use and maintain various farm equipment.
  • Travel to different field trial sites to ensure proper plant growth and collect data.
  • 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.
  • Optimize existing methods and rapidly adapt new procedures for potato production
  • Participate in all facets of project work including logistics, planning, coordination, and inventory management.
Typical Education
  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university
Relevant Experience
  • 4+ years of relevant experience in agronomy/horticulture.
  • Must have ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be willing to commute 1-4 hours away to attend field sites during growing/harvest season.
Other Information
  • Familiarity with field testing, data analysis and data reporting. Ability to troubleshoot, optimize and validate agronomic assays and procedures. Ability to work within and enjoy a team-based environment as well as ability to function autonomously. Ability to use agronomic methodologies/instruments or willingness to be trained in their use.

Job Requisition ID: 2414

Travel Required: Up to 25%

Location(s): Jack Ranch - Rogerson 

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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