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Jobs Listing Branding
Location New Plymouth, Taranaki
Listed Fri 6 Apr, 11:00 am
Type Full time, Permanent
Reference 2677890b
About DowDuPont
DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) is a holding company comprised of The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont with the intent to form strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty products sectors that will lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges. For more information, please visit us at
The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

About the role
In this position you will be based at Waireka Field Station, 10 minutes south west of New Plymouth, Taranaki. Reporting to the Field Station Leader you will be responsible for conducting and monitoring trials to characterise the field performance of new chemistry compounds in line with global research programmes. You will provide input into globally driven protocols, summarise data at the local level and contribute to global field data summaries. You will also provide local knowledge on crop management practices, issues and trends to the Integrated Field Sciences (IFS) team as well as the commercial organisation.

Skills/ experience
We are looking for a hands-on, inquisitive and self-starting scientist with a background in Plant Pathology. You will also have the proven ability to develop and maintain strong and trusting working relationships with your colleagues (locally and globally) and contacts outside of the business.

To be considered a serious candidate for this role, you should have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Plant Pathology or Agricultural Sciences
  • Practical experience in execution of field management trials
  • Small plot trial experience highly desirable
  • Good understanding of trial designs and goals
  • Knowledge of statistics and data management
  • Very good report writing skills
  • Sound decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication relationship building skills

This is a great opportunity to work for a well reputed company. On offer will be an attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience.

How to Apply
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