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Job Title: Soil Scientist
Location: Biola, CA, West United States, USA
Company: Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Produce and Produce Related Services
Career Type: Scientist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Soil Scientist – Biola, CA
At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.
Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien™, the largest crop inputs company in the world. As part of our collective mission of Feeding the Future, Nutrien Ag Solutions provides full-acre solutions through our trusted crop consultants at more than 2,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. For more than 150 years, we have been helping growers achieve the highest yields with a wide selection of products, including our proprietary brands: Loveland Products, Inc.; Proven®Seed and Dyna-Gro®Seed; as well as financial, custom application and precision ag services.
In 2019, Actagro was acquired and integrated into Nutrien Ag Solutions. Actagro is positioned to serve as the global innovation hub in the broader Nutrien organization, and has recently opened a new 10,000 sq ft state-of-the-art Research & Development center in Biola, CA, 8 miles west of Fresno, CA.
Actagro was founded on the premise that complex mixtures of reacted carbon provide significant agronomic benefit to both plant and soil health and improve use efficiency of macro and micronutrients. We employ a diverse R&D team of chemical engineers, biochemists, soil scientists and plant physiologists committed to describing at a fundamental level the mode of action of this technology and to developing the next generation of complex reacted carbon to meet the needs of a growing population.
What you will do:
  • Be the project leader for multiple, simultaneous collaborative applied research projects on performance of Actagro products (https://www.actagro.com/)and early-stage materials, in various crops and soils
  • Work with colleagues and supervisor to determine the best approach to answering scientific questions, from a strategic and tactical standpoint
  • Plan, schedule, execute, evaluate, analyze, interpret and report results of product trials and experiments
  • Write excellent, clear reports with analysis and conclusions that are firmly grounded in the data results
  • Work collaboratively with research associates responsible for details of lab, greenhouse, and field research
  • Manage workload in a timely and proactive way. This includes timely database management, review and summarization of preliminary results and timely report writing
  • Ensure the quality of everything regarding data integrity, minimizing human error, minimizing experimental error, and other facets of conducting high-quality research
  • Periodic presentations to internal and external audiences are expected
What you will bring:
  • Ph.D. in Agronomy or Soil Science required
  • 2+ years experience in conducting soil science research at a top-tier research institution 
Learn about Fresno, CA:
Fresno is the 5th largest city in California, located in the fertile Central Valley, which is responsible for 8% of the US agricultural output. Fresno boasts a number of historic housing neighborhoods, a modest cost of living, a litany of restaurants that make use of local produce, and day-trip access to some of the best California has to offer: Yosemite, King’s Canyon and Sequoia National parks, the central coast, and the San Francisco Bay Area. 
Are you a good match? Apply today!
Nutrien Ag Solutions is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics
This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check, and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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Job Post Date: 01/28/20
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