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Actalent Agronomist in Holyoke, Massachusetts

Job description:

  • Evaluating plant growth under a variety of plasma treatment conditions. Changes that happen with seed physiology,

  • Conducts research to understand the biology and physiology of plants under plasma treatment, including their growth, development, and responses to environmental factors such as light, temperature, and moisture.

  • Statistical design, scheduling, management, and execution of trials with Contract Research Organizations (CRO's) including location identification, trial planting, in-season trial maintenance, harvesting, data collation and analysis, and reporting.

  • Coordinates and/or collects trial samples; prepares and sends trial materials to CRO’s

  • Collects notes, data, and photo images on field emergence and stand establishment, crop yields, environmental factors, and other factors that affect agricultural productivity. Travels to trial locations

  • Provides written agronomy research summaries

  • Prepares presentations and presents research findings to internal and external stakeholders

  • Manage all data and trial information

  • Conducts data analytic

  • Attend conferences and participates in industry workshops and committees with membership organizations.

Additional skills & qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. in a relevant field such as Agronomy, Biology, Plant Physiology, Plant Pathology or Related Fields.

  • 3-5 years of research experience with an emphasis in field and/or greenhouse trials.

  • Experience in trial design, data management, analysis and reporting, and statistics.

  • Strong ability to analyze data, visualize data, and prepare reports and presentations.

  • Hard working, goal oriented, and able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced work environment.

  • Ability to travel within the USA when needed or requested.

  • Proficiency in Excel.

  • Strong organizational, time-management and attention to detail skills.

Work Environment:

  • Lab of 5 chemists and a few jr. chemists

  • Goal is to complement skill of pathologist at a sr. level

  • Will be in the lab and office setting, as well as traveling to meet with clients

  • Team size is 3-4 people

  • Opportunity to move in lab manager role!

Schedule & location:

  • 9am-5pm

  • Holyoke, MA


  • Starting at 65k for entry level candidates

Experience Level:

  • Intermediate Level

    About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.