Agricultural Meteorologist

ZedX is currently seeking an Agricultural Meteorologist.

 

Date posted

Aug. 15, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

Oct. 15, 2017 12:00 am

Organization

ZedX Inc

Location

  • United States

Job description

Agricultural Meteorologist

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

ZedX Inc., now part of BASF group, is a globally-recognized provider of multiscale, weather-based analytics and models in support of agriculture production decision making. 

ZedX is currently seeking an Agricultural Meteorologist with analytical and modeling experience to join our research and development team in Bellefonte Pennsylvania (USA). Applicant should have extensive knowledge of how weather impacts pest development, crop growth, and management practices. He or she should have experience with conducting analytic studies and developing models for the agricultural sector. Position seniority and compensation will depend on the level of a candidate’s expertise and experience. The position will require occasional short-term travels in the United States and internationally. 

The ideal candidate should have a strong educational background in a physical science (e.g. meteorology, physics, environment, etc.) and mathematics along with a working knowledge of agriculture, or in an agricultural science (e.g. plant physiology, agronomy, entomology, plant pathology, etc.) and mathematics along with a working knowledge of meteorology. He or she should have an optimistic, friendly disposition, and be comfortable working collaboratively with other employees in an agile, innovative environment. Applicant should be able to set realistic timelines for completing tasks and be capable of meeting critical deadlines.

Job Requirements 

Candidate should be self-motivated, self-reliant, and have strong communication, writing, and problem-solving skills.  He or she would report to the Head of Technology. Interested individuals must meet the following minimum requirements. 

  • D. in a physical or agricultural science with a proficiency in mathematics, analytics, and/or modeling.
  • Fluent in speaking and writing in English.
  • Capable of setting up and leading analytic studies and/or the development of weather-based models from planning to execution.
  • Competency in at least one programming language (e.g., R, FORTRAN, C, C++, etc.).
  • Able to write scientific documents (such as journal articles) and create presentations for targeted audiences.
  • Knowledge of scientific and technical trends in the agricultural research community.
  • Willing to participate in a multicultural, multidisciplinary work environment.
  • Willing to participate in formal educational programs and onsite training if necessary to complete a work assignment.

 

Job Application 

Interested individuals should submit a resume and provide examples of model development and/or analyticstudies. Candidates must be willing to be evaluated for their level of expertise and for their writing and problem solving skills as part of the application process. 

 

About ZedX

ZedX Inc., now part of BASF group, has been a leader in the development of information technology (IT) products and services for the agriculture sector since 1987. ZedX is known for its innovation and custom solutions for growers, consultants, universities, government and industry. It is globally recognized for its integration of weather, plant, pest, and management models in support of production decisions and food security at all spatial and temporal scales important to agriculture. ZedX has stayed true to its mission for thirty years to build advanced knowledge systems and concomitant IT tools to ensure abundant food and a healthy environment for a growing population, and to support the foundations of sustainability. Additional information is available on our website ZedX Inc

About BASF

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of about €58 billion in 2016. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at BASF

ZedX employee pay scales are competitive in the industry and are commensurate with education, experience, and years with the company. The company offers a competitive benefits package. (https://www.basf.com/us/en/company/career/why-join-basf/what-you-will-get.html)

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