Monsanto Job Vacancy Kenya : Research Associate


Job Description

Title: Research Associate – Kenya Testing

Location: Africa-Kenya-Nairobi-Kenya

Job Number: 013M1

Main Purpose :

Trial seed preparation, field preparation, trial planting, field plot management, data collection and trial harvesting.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Plant and harvest maize yield trials in Kenya and be responsible for the timely and accurate collection of the relevant data from these trials.
  • Utilization of research equipment such as tractors, planters, sprayers, shellers and hand held computers.
  • Manage different operations such as seeding, management of trial plots, data collection, harvest, etc.
  • Assist in computer related activities and manage testing activities such as operation of shellers, seed treating and packet arrangement.
  • Assist in other projects and perform other duties as and when required.
  • Actively participate in the evaluation and implementation of new technologies.
  • Actively involved in selection of trial locations.
  • Communicates with farmers regarding coordination of trials.
  • Supervision and training of temporary employees.
  • Be actively involved with the implementation of Monsanto’s ESH policies to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Extensive road travel and time away from home during planting and harvesting period required.

Qualifications: Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Plant breeding, Agronomy or related discipline with significant experience or a Masters degree..
  • Knowledge of crop production, farm practices, farm equipment operation and repair.
  • Knowledge of field research trial set-up.
  • Computer skills in MS Office applications and the ability to learn new programs.
  • Excellent organizational and record-keeping skills.
  • Effective verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to effectively balance and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Team player spirit.
  • Strong results orientation, meticulous attention to detail and good organizational ability.
  • Passion for fieldwork.
  • Valid driver’s license and a willingness to travel extensively to the maize growing areas of Kenya and spend time away from home during peak seasons.

Job: Research & Development

How to Apply

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