Advanta | Research Associate Sorghum
Venado Tuerto - Santa Fe, Santa Fe, Argentina
hace 2 días

Somos una empresa dedicada a mejorar la agricultura sustentable, desarrollando semillas de alta calidad y tecnología. En Argentina, desde hace más de 40 años, nuestros programas de investigación de sorgo, girasol y maíz aportan una importante paleta de productos para nuestro país y el resto del mundo, basados en innovación y excelencia.

En Advanta, buscamos acompañar al productor desde el comienzo de su planteo hasta el final con tecnología e información que le permitan potenciar su crecimiento


Manage the day-to-day research activities associated with project execution as part of a team, working collaboratively to meet the quality, quantity, and timeline targets for project deliverables.

The position will contribute to the team’s effort to develop and evaluate sorghum lines and hybrids by performing and assisting with many aspects of breeding and testing program at Venado and Oran Research stations

Major Job Responsibilities :

  • Assist with overseeing day-to-day activities of the breeding program.
  • Coordinate nursery bagging and pollination with the breeders on nursery fields and greenhouses on summer and winter sites.
  • Coordinate research activities to Research Technicians.
  • Supporting efforts to maintain integrity of seed packaging, field layout, planting, data collection, and harvesting.
  • Coordinate temporary and part time employees training on main research activities including protocols and procedures
  • Assist with agronomic data collection in both nursery and field trials.
  • Ensure data is collected accurately and uploaded to databases in a timely manner
  • Oversee inventory and maintenance of seed stocks
  • Oversee safety and ensure protocols are being properly followed.
  • Help with organizing and conducting field experiments.
  • Use of MS Office programs, especially Excel.
  • Maintain the highest level of confidentiality, customer service and professionalism that promotes a positive image of the company and the research department.
  • This position requires approximately 10% travel to company locations and may include other domestic and international travel.

    You must have a valid ARG. driver's license and be insurable by the company.

    Job Skills & Requirements :

  • Able to work well independently and with team members in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Proactive, self-motivated and self-driven person with high accountability.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Flexibility to travel and to work extended hours, including weekends, during planting, pollination and harvest season as needed.
  • Ability to work required hours in both station and field, work in testing and nursery fields including during pollen shed and operate a motor vehicle
  • Education & Experience :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in plant sciences, agriculture or related field, or equivalent with 4 years’ experience working in a commercial breeding program.
  • Research - A basic understanding of plant genetics and breeding is desirable
  • Quality - Attention to Detail
  • General Math Skills - Including statistical analysis and interpretation
  • Computer knowledge Good level of computer competency : tablets, PC’s, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Power Point, Word) etc.
  • Teamwork - Ability to lead and manage people effectively
  • Multicultural Approach - Ability to work in a corporation with global network (global company)
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