Agronomic Research Specialist II - Waterman IL
Waterman, IL 
Posted 11 days ago
Job Description

At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.

Agronomic Research Specialist II - Waterman IL


As an Agronomic Research Specialist II, you will be responsible for working with an internal team of Plant Breeding Breeders, Research Scientists, and Field Operations to design, execute, and oversee the North American Plant Breeding Row Crop Research and Development efforts. You will be expected to assist with the continuous improvement and strategic initiative projects that transform the way row crop plant breeding research is conducted within the organization through the use of new equipment technologies.

The primary responsibilities of this role, Agronomic Research Specialist II, are to:

  • Collaborate with project team members to deliver detailed experimental protocols that enable advancement decisions by our scientists and placement decisions to our customers;
  • Operation of research equipment, note taking, data management with internal IT systems, comply with regulated seed stewardship standards, complete and/or participate in safety inspections/training and comply with all policies and standard operating procedures;
  • Travel up to 15% of the time particularly during peak seasons;
  • Ability to work extended hours during peak seasons (including non traditional day time hours with the potential of overnight travel).


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our life values. more specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required;
  • Valid driver's license;
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs;
  • Ability to obtain pesticide applicator license (all sites this is desired except Hazelwood which is required);
  • Ability to obtain UAV license (desired) for operating drones;
  • Ability to work extended hours during peak operational seasons;
  • CDL license or ability to obtain (this will be required in some locations).

Preferred qualifications:

  • Masters degree or Bachelors degree with minimum of 2 years of relevant experience;
  • Knowledge and experience with agricultural equipment and row crop production practices and history of leveraging that knowledge in a research environment is preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team based environment;
  • Capable maintaining large data sets;
  • Experience with both standard MS Office computer and software systems used in scientific data analysis, with ability to quickly learn new software programs and tools.

Domestic relocation assistance may be offered for this role.



Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer.
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES:Bayer expects its colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer colleagues are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.
Location:United States : Illinois : Waterman
Division:Crop Science
Reference Code:787732
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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