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Precision Ag & LRT Lead 15 views

United States- Remote

About Indigo
Indigo Ag is a mission-driven company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. We innovate across a breadth of technology and science disciplines to help enhance agriculture’s long-term sustainability and profitability and mitigate the climate crisis. We seek to positively impact the world through the digital and biological solutions we bring to the market, creating a more resilient earth, healthier economies, and thriving communities. Our people build partnerships, explore the science, and engineer the technology to help grow the future of sustainable agriculture. The only way to achieve it is through a unique combination of expertise – from Fortune 500 to academia, soil science and agriculture, to tech start-ups.
The Global Field Sciences team provides in-field product performance characterization, uses world-class scientific standards, delivers decisive, reliable data across all relevant crops and regions to many stakeholders. The team provides data-based decision support, drives product selection, informs high quality regulatory dossiers for product registration, and performance data sales support that meets customer needs. The Global Field Sciences team focuses on internal and external customers alike, using great communication, respect and a focus on safety and quality.

Manages regional large-plot research trial(e.g. LRT) programs end-to-end

  • Designs (under guidance) and implements high quality large format research trials for the purpose of product characterization across all commercially relevant regional environments as well as demonstrating the value of Indigo’s biological products to customers and other relevant stakeholders
  • Responsible for implementing entire process of site selection/trial placement, protocol execution, and data collection
  • Has expert knowledge and understanding of precision agriculture methods and technology as well as statistical analyses
  • Has broad regional agronomy experience in corn, soy, and wheat
  • Implements regional contracting with academia, extension services or Contract Research Organizations (CRO) in cooperation with the GFS Operations Team
  • Implements large plot or machine data collection from CROs and commercial or academic cooperators -potentially in coordination with regional commercial teams- as agreed internally and documented in respective SOWs or Material Transfer Agreements (MTA)
  • Drives timely data upload and provides 2nd-look data quality control 
  • Is the primary cross-functional contact for the operational implementation of regional large research trial programs

  • Implementation of new trial formats like next-generation, beta, and customer demonstration trialing
  • Implementation of trial site selection aided by remote sensing
  • Implementation of machine data collection waves (post planting & post harvesting)
  • Pro-actively works with trial QC coordinators and data QC specialists
  • Competencies

  • Is very organized, drives quality and has a passion for precision agriculture
  • Creative, flexible in approach with the ability to learn and adjust quickly
  • Significant attention to detail, organizational skills, and passion for getting it right
  • Ability and desire to follow up and take responsibility
  • Can communicate clearly and effectively, and take ownership & responsibility
  • Qualifications

  • 3+ years of work experience as a distributor/retail agronomist, extension services associate or similar
  • Degree in agronomy or a related field; BSc preferred; MSc a plus
  • Experience overseeing on-farm demo/side-by-side comparative trials
  • Has a broad understanding of agronomy and hands-on experience in producing corn, soy and wheat crops
  • Is a precision ag specialist, has specific experience with planter data, yield monitor equipment, OEM data clouds as well as passion for staying current on new practices and technologies
  • Experience with the creation of insightful trial results reports
  • Ability to communicate with confidence to ag professionals like growers, distributors, and extension services
  • #LI-JW2
    At Indigo, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, family or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, family medical history or genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Indigo believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion among our team members are critical to our success. We seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.
    If you’re applying for a job in the U.S. and need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please email and let us know the nature of your request and contact information. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address. 
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    • Company Address 500 Rutherford Ave, Boston, MA 02129, USA
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