Research Scientist position with a cover crops seed company!

Matthew J. Grieshop PhD
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Subject: New Opening for Research Scientist

We have an opening for a Research Scientist that will help take our cover crop breeding program to the next level.  To apply visit our post on LinkedIn Research Scientist | Grassland Oregon | LinkedIn<;!!HXCxUKc!h_FP_HVfEd5Cy8uVQcFr4rBaI82RMK4DCcEBSTQIpIND4UuofJ2iOimZuLKbVKA$>

Job Description

Research Scientist
What sets us apart:
GO Seed - We have an amazing team that works hard to provide innovative, regenerative, and earth-saving products. We offer a fun and supportive work culture (and office dogs!), a great staff to partner with and solid employee benefits. We hire great people and empower them so that they can grow as individuals and excel at their position. Presently, there is an opportunity for the right person to join our team as a Research Scientist at our Salem, Oregon location.
We are looking for someone who will serve as liaison between GO Seed and our current and potential research partners.  The successful candidate will work with management in identifying commercial opportunities and help develop and execute the strategies to turn ideas into reality.
The Research Scientist will:

  *   conduct/coordinate research activities including but not limited to plant-microbial interactions, develop seed coatings utilizing microbials, carbon sequestration, and allelopathy.
  *    serve as a Principal Investigator in collaboration with our research partners and apply for grants on an ongoing basis.
  *   oversee the collection and statistical analysis needed for Plant Variety Protection and Patent applications.
  *   assist in facilitating the education of sales professionals and consumers regarding the nuances of the products that we sell.
What sets you apart:
You are an individual that:

  *   loves working with people and being part of a committed team.
  *   enthusiastically embraces challenges.
  *   thrives on learning and achieving goals.
  *   is creative, yet meticulous, and wants to be engaged in meaningful work that will have a real-world impact on the future.
  *   is willing to collaborate with teammates to analyze opportunities.
  *   looks forward to showcasing your talents by conducting research, developing products, and being part of bringing products to markets.
  *   is excited about effectively engaging targeted audiences and creating eagerness for revolutionary products.
Requirements of the Successful Candidate:

  *   Have obtained, at a minimum, a Master's degree with academic training and/or the professional experience needed to successfully complete the desired research activities.
  *   Be outgoing and enjoy working with others to meet common goals.

  *   Have a strong work ethic and possess a deep desire to make the world a better place.
  *   Is a strong communicator that has demonstrated experience in inspiring and educating others.
  *   Possesses a strong desire to gain and disseminate knowledge.
  *   Have a desire to be part of a team that is improving the sustainability of agriculture.
  *   Knowledge of plant species that are commonly utilized in cover crop, forage, and turf applications.
  *   A willingness to develop a strong network in the agricultural research community.
  *   Achievement oriented - not afraid to take risks based on good research and thoughtful strategy
  *   Demonstrates ability to think through strategy and execution from start to finish
  *   Is not intimidated by new technologies - quick and enthusiastic learner
  *   Possess strong organizational skills and can focus and complete projects in a timely fashion and lead others to facilitate the completion of research projects.
  *   Have excellent writing skills and an understanding of the grant application writing process.

Details and Expectations:
Work with the research team to identify, develop and execute research activities.

  *   Work both independently and collaboratively to complete research projects in a timely manner.
  *   Communicate to others the results of the research activities in an easy-to-understand manner.

  *   Collaborate with the GO team to uncover insights and strategies to effectively bring to market and grow market share of existing and newly developed products.
  *   Work together with others within GO Seed as needed to help execute the overall mission and vision of the company.
  *   Identify and strategize to help develop new market opportunities.
  *   Consistently look for ways to set the bar higher in all aspects of the position
If reading about this opportunity excites you, we would love to hear from you! Please send a cover letter explaining why you would be a good addition to our team and why you are interested in improving the sustainability of agriculture.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: 65,000 - 90,000, depending on degree and experience.
Benefits: 401k with a 1:1 company match of 4% that is immediately vested, Platinum Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits for employee and family (premium 100% paid by company), paid time off

COVID-19 considerations:
At GO Seed, we take the COVID pandemic seriously. We follow the current state/county recommendations and requirements.
About GO Seed
We are located in Salem, Oregon which is about an hour drive from the Cascade mountains or the Oregon coast.  When we started the company 20 years ago our mission was "to provide novel solutions for growing concerns."  Improving sustainability has been at the forefront of our minds since day one.  As the leading company in developing sustainable cover crop, forage, and turf solutions, we are ready step up our game.  Are you the teammate that we need to take it to the next level?  For more information about the company go to<;!!HXCxUKc!h_FP_HVfEd5Cy8uVQcFr4rBaI82RMK4DCcEBSTQIpIND4UuofJ2iOimZnEuNjuw$>

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