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10 Jun 2021

Full-Time Agricultural Soil Scientist

Terramera – Posted by Terramera Anywhere

Job Description

OVERVIEW

We are seeking an experienced Soil Scientist to join our multi-disciplinary Soil Carbon and Agriculture Intelligence team that are working on ambitious, world-changing initiatives. The successful candidate will be leading the development, execution, and maintenance of field program through extensive research and assessment of soil characteristics related to regenerative agriculture. The successful candidate will make a huge impact, as their deliverables will contribute to the revolutionary solution as part of the world-renowned Soil Carbon program – aimed to bring together farmers and clean technology to turn climate change, economic crisis, and food insecurity into opportunities.

This remote position must be able to travel up to 50% to sites predominantly in Canada. Terramera will provide relocation assistance and visa sponsorship to the successful candidate if resided outside of Canada or United States.

MISSION

To translate advanced soil science studies into implementation of evidence-based soil health practices in the agriculture sector.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Reporting to the VP of Research & Development, the Soil Scientist works closely with farmers, biologists, engineers, data scientists, roboticists, and field trial specialists within the multi-disciplinary Research & Development and Soil Carbon groups.

ACCOUNTABILITIES 

  • Direct soil research trials and conduct comprehensive soil classification surveys and farm inspections
  • Study various organisms in the soil upon collection of soil samples
  • Investigate issues and long-term risks of soil quality and monitor activities to assure compliance with applicable regulations
  • Advise stakeholders, management, and different teams on course of action based on findings and data analysis of soil samples from a range of environments
  • Test digital data collection devices and evaluate performance and contribute to improvements
  • Monitor trials through regular communication and onsite visits with cooperators
  • Assist in developing relationships with external partners such as farmers, research partners and key regional influencers
  • Prepare documented proposals and projections to establish research base with high efficacy
  • Stay abreast of new opportunities and industry trends in soil study design and pedology
  • Perform other related duties in keeping with the purpose and accountabilities of the job

REQUIREMENTS

  • Post-secondary education (Bachelors, Masters or PhD) in Crop Science, Agronomy, Agrology, Soil Science, Biology, Environmental Science, or in relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in soil science and/or supporting the planning and execution of soil sampling and research field trials
  • Advanced understanding of soil health assessment and soil sequestration in the agriculture sector
  • Knowledge of automated data collection and remote sensing technologies
  • Experience with field/farm work, as well as transport and deployment of technical equipment for field trials
  • Knowledge of complexities and variables present in field trial work
  • Proficiency in GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS and ArcMap) is an asset
  • Valid Driver’s license

QUALITIES

  • Demonstrated physical ability and flexibility to travel and work in irregular hours and settings
  • Positive attitude and confidence in developing and managing relationships with external parties
  • Strong organizational skills followed by excellent execution
  • Adapts quickly and copes effectively to changing priorities and conditions
  • Takes initiative, generating new and innovative approaches to problems
  • Unwavering passion for environmentalism, such as climate change and regenerative agriculture

LOCATION

  • This position is remote and can be based in Canada or United States

WHO WE ARE

Terramera is a globally-recognized cleantech leader focused on fusing AI, science and nature to create revolutionary technologies that transform how we grow food and solve other world-scale challenges. With its Actigate™ Targeted Performance technology and mission to unlock the intelligence in nature to ensure a world that thrives and provides for everyone, Terramera is committed to reducing global synthetic chemical loads in agriculture by 80%, increasing global farm productivity by 20%, and increasing soil organic carbon by 100% by 2030. The privately held company was founded in 2010 and has grown to include a world-class bench of engineers, scientists, advisors and investors. Terramera is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has integrated operations that include state-of-art research labs, robotics workshop, greenhouse and farm, and has 250+ patents in its IP portfolio.

Our success begins with our people. We’re looking for A-Players who are passionate about making a difference as we are and thrive in environments that are dynamic, challenging and rewarding. Join our movement, as we set a new standard and change the world together as a highly dedicated, innovative, future-focused and solutions-oriented team.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on Terramera, please visit our website at www.terramera.com

Terramera is committed to a diverse workforce and we are an equal opportunity employer. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

Please apply directly on our website's career page here 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: agronomy, Biology, crop science, environmental science, Soil carbon, and soil science. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 77 days.

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