Land O'Lakes, Inc.
and Qualifications We're hiring a Senior Soil Physical Chemist to work in Ames, Iowa with our Solum Labs team. In this position, you will research new and innovative soil physical and chemical methods and measurements for agriculture, enabling growers to understand more about their soil at an economical return that has not been seen before. Through involvement with influential communities in the soil industry, you will determine which are the few and important parameters of soil physical characteristics that we need to develop lower cost, higher repeatability and higher throughput measurements\/methods. In addition, you will work with Winfield Agronomists in Agronomy and Product Development and members of Land O\u2019Lakes Sustain to ensure we are working on relevant physical measurements for our customers\/owners. \u00a0 Your primary responsibilities include: -\u00a0Research and evaluate new technologies and methods in our industry that will improve current measurements in Physical properties of the soil and lower the cost of our traditional measurement methods. -\u00a0Evaluate, validate and implement new\/improved methods in the Physical properties of the soil using design of experiments (DOE) for potential method changes. -\u00a0Promote and defend our new methods and measurements to peers in soil industry community. -\u00a0Maintain professional development and professional relationships with key university, industry and governmental personnel; participate in professional activities at the state, regional and\/or national level. -\u00a0Serve on the leadership team; Participate in discussions on product design, planning and strategic direction, participate in Lean Six Sigma improvement projects which include data and information collection, advise on and provide expertise, offer ideas and solutions for attaining short and long term objectives. -\u00a0Participate as project leader or team member on new method and measurement efforts Education\/Experience required: - Masters in Soil Science or related field required with a minimum 5-7 years\u2019 experience - Ph.D. in Soil Science or related field strongly desired with a minimum 3-5 years\u2019 experience - Proven ability to utilize statistical tools such as; JMP, Tableau, Minitab, to interpret experimental results - Experience with writing R or python code to develop models to regress, correlate or mimic traditional methods with new and innovative techniques or methods. Competencies and other skills: - Ability to work independently on individual project and with a Team for overall goals. - Experience taking an idea from concept to prototype to commercialization. - Ability to work in a Team environment giving collaborative input into scientific methods and peer reviews. EOE M\/F\/Vets\/Disabled. Land O\u2019Lakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Website : http://www.landolakesinc.com/
Land O’Lakes, Inc. is one of America’s premiere member-owned cooperatives. We offer local cooperatives and agricultural producers across the nation an extensive line of agricultural supplies, as well as state-of-the-art production and business services. We also are a leading marketer of dairy-based food products for consumers, foodservice professionals and food manufacturers.