DuPont Field Scientist in South East Region, Turkey

Field Scientist (Job Number: RES00004240)


Purpose: Conducts and/or monitors trials to characterize the field performance of traits and chemistry in line with technical objectives and pertinent company stewardship guidelines. Summarizes data at the local level and contributes to regional and global field data summaries for AgCo products. Provides local knowledge on crop management practices, issues and trends to R&D teams as well as the commercial organization. Supports product launches as part of a cross-functional team in the country or Commercial Unit.

Key responsibilities:

  • Accountable for flawless field trial execution: Selecting sites based on technical objectives, understanding and writing of protocols, forecasting sample needs and organizing local shipments of test items. Accountable for exact planting, applications and evaluations as well reliable upload of data to pertinent data bases. Accountable for destruction of crop after trial completion according to local regulations.

  • Organizes field tours upon request and selects appropriate trials to support decision making in a regional/global trial program.

  • Summarizes data from own trials as well as data from other field scientists and provides key observations and recommendations on product performance to the Program Leader in IFS and cross functional product development teams.

  • Conducts or monitors regulatory efficacy trials and compiles summary dossiers to obtain approval for label claims.

  • Assists in strategy of local data generation for pipeline and existing products to ensure optimal technical value propositions for final products and cost-efficient trial plans.

  • Measures and documents field performance, understands resistance issues, and identifies trends and issues relative to current and emerging competition in the assigned territory. Proposes technical positioning to the Portfolio Leadership Management Teams based on local needs and requirements in the assigned territory.

  • Serves as R&D expert and technical focal point for specific products and crops in the assigned territory.

  • Represents AgCo at relevant academic and government institutes in the assigned territory and documents emerging trends and technology related to agriculture, including presentation of papers at scientific conferences.

  • Serves as ad-hoc advisor to Marketing Teams, Program Managers, Portfolio Marketing Leaders at local level for creation of new ideas, label extensions and new product concepts.

  • Serves as local source of knowledge for new technological trends like digitalization of agriculture.

  • Provides input on the critical assessment and prioritization of technical needs and activities essential to the implementation of business strategy.

  • Focal point for local country/CU and R&D functions pertaining to technical issues/queries related to the assigned products.


  • Biology, Chemistry, Enthemology or related degree

  • PhD is preffered

  • At least 5 years of experience

  • Broad scientific and agronomic background.

  • Leadership, initiative and proactivity, ability to select optimal test sites and strategies and good understanding of trial designs and goals.

  • Versatile individual who can solve practical problems in sometimes remote locations and is committed to a strong safety and stewardship culture.

  • Ability to interact with growers and to give clear directions to contractors.

  • Essential, good command of English as well as local languages andthat are relevant to the allocated territory.

  • Good management of Microsoft Office package. ARM knowledge would be appreciate it.

Location: Adana. Flexibility for movement to other locations.

Primary Location: EMEA-Turkey-South East Region-Adana

Organization: Crop Protection

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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