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Job Title:

Field Scientist


Pune, India



Industry Sector:


Industry Type:

Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

Career Type:

Researcher/Research & Development

Job Type:

Full Time

Minimum Years Experience Required:




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  • Accountable for flawless field trial execution: Selecting sites based on technical objectives, understanding and writing of protocols, forecasting sample needs and organizing local shipments of test items. Accountable for exact planning, applications and evaluations at prescribed intervals as well reliable upload of data to pertinent data bases. Accountable to ensure the crop destruction after trial completion according to local regulations.
  • Organizes field tours during critical assessment window and selects appropriate trials to support decision making in a regional/global trial program.
  • Summarizes data from own trials as well as data from other field scientists and provides key observations and recommendations on product performance to the Program Leader in CPD&D and cross functional product development teams.
  • Assists CPD&D experts in strategy of local data generation for pipeline and existing products to ensure optimal technical value propositions for robust launch of the product.
  • Evaluates the field performances, understands resistance issues, identifies trends and issues relative to current and emerging competition in the assigned territory.  Proposes technical positioning to the Portfolio Leadership Teams based on local needs and requirements in the assigned territory.
  • Serves as R&D expert and technical focal point for specific products and crops in the assigned territory.
  • Represents organization at relevant academic and government institutes in the assigned territory, and documents emerging trends and technology related to agriculture.
  • Serves as ad-hoc advisor to Marketing Teams, Program Mangers, Portfolio Marketing Leaders at local level.
  • Provides input on the critical assessment and prioritization of technical needs and activities essential to the implementation of business strategy.
  • Assists local Marketing and Commercial teams in providing technical support and training with organization’s portfolios, with special emphasis on Field Sciences.
  • Works with Zonal Biology Leads to develop new uses/markets in the regions for increased sales/penetration.
  • Works with Biology Leaders in CPD&D to achieve technical objectives through field trials.
  • Works with Regulatory specialists to ensure that all trial work is done in compliance with local regulations.
  • Works with cross functional team to provide technical support on next-generation pest control and ag practices. 


  • A Ph.D. degree in Agricultural Entomology from a reputed Agricultural University with a minimum of three years of experience in crop protection industry is a must. 
  • Practical knowledge on importance of crop protection with crop/pest phenology for the field and horticultural crops pertinent to the respective geography would be candidate’s advantage.
  • Applicants should have an in-depth knowledge of the theories and practices of agricultural science and a demonstrated proficiency in conducting and publishing refereed research. 
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to transfer technology through scientific presentation and publication. The job requires practical knowledge of education techniques and expertise for transferring technical information to diverse audiences. 


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Job Post Date: 08/01/22
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