• Soil Scientist/Argonomist New York
  • Kelly Services in New York, NY, United States
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

jobs description

Kelly Science is seeking a Soil Scientist/Argonomist for a leading company located near Woburn, MA.

Salary: $75,000-90,000/year...

Shift: Monday-Friday 1 st shift

Employment Type: Full Time; Direct Hire


As the Soil Scientist/Argonomist, you will play a crucial role in assessing soil health, testing and evaluating new products, and developing sustainable management practices for various purposes.

Job Duties Include:
• Conduct research and field studies to evaluate new products and investigate responses to different management practices.
• Analyze soil samples for chemical and microbial composition, including relationships to plant growth and productivity.
• Offer expert advice on land use management for both rural and urban environments.
• Design and implement research programs to evaluate the impact of fertilizers, soil amendments, crop protection chemicals and biologicals on soil health and crop yields.
• Conduct experiments in grow rooms, green houses, outdoors or research stations to identify optimal product-soil-plant combinations.
• Secure funding and manage research trials, adhering to company protocols and budget allocations.
• Collaborate with academic stakeholders to identify and conduct impactful research projects.
• Guide growers on efficient crop production strategies based on accurate soil analyses, product knowledge and knowledge of relevant regulations.
• Collect and analyze data from field trials.
• Diagnose and address weed, insect, disease, and nutrient deficiencies in customer fields.
• Ensure optimal timing for planting/seeding, fertilization, and pesticide application based on weather conditions.
• Prepare insightful progress reports and analyze crop claim issues as needed.
• Document field evaluations of chemicals, biologicals, and fertilizers.
• Train sales and marketing staff on agronomic principles.
• Assist with budgeting and cost monitoring for agronomic activities.
• Maintain strong relationships with suppliers, applicators, and agronomy laboratories.
• Stay current on advancements in crop nutrition and protection technologies.
• 10-20% travel to conferences or field studies

• Bachelor’s degree in crop science, soil science, or a scientific related field and 5-10 years of experience within a research-intensive soil science role

• Master’s degree in crop science, soil science, or a related scientific field with 3-5 years of experience within a research-intensive soil science role

• PhD in crop science, soil science or a scientific related field.
• Strong communication skills- will be interacting with clients regularly- must be able to explain complex concepts to individuals of all levels of scientific background.
• Proficient in data analysts and report writing.

Interested? Please apply today for immediate consideration!

As part of our promise to talent, Kelly supports those who work with us through a variety of benefits, perks, and work-related resources. Kelly offers eligible employees voluntary benefit plans including medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, term life, whole life, accident insurance, critical illness, a legal plan, and short-term disability. As a Kelly employee, you will have access to a retirement savings plan, service bonus and holiday pay plans (earn up to eight paid holidays per benefit year), and a transit spending account. In addition, employees are entitled to earn paid sick leave under the applicable state or local plan. Click here ( for more information on benefits and perks that may be available to you as a member of the Kelly Talent Community.

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