Scientist, Computational

Nutrien Ag Solutions

Nutrien Ag Solutions

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 25, 2024

Scientist, Computational

Job req id: 14338

Champaign, IL, US, 61820

At Nutrien, our purpose is Feeding the Future and we do so with safety, inclusion, integrity and results as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien™, the largest crop inputs company in the world. As part of our collective mission of Feeding the Future, Nutrien Ag Solutions provides full-acre solutions through our trusted crop consultants at more than 2,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. For more than 150 years, we have been helping growers achieve the highest yields with a wide selection of products, including our proprietary brands: Loveland Products, Inc.; Proven®Seed and Dyna-Gro®Seed; as well as financial, custom application and precision ag services.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, act with integrity, and who support inclusion.

Working at Nutrien Ag Solutions will provide you an opportunity to help us raise the expectation of what an agriculture company can be, and grow your career.

Computational Scientists create applied scientific-based data analytics innovation to transform agronomic decision making for growers, crop consultants, management, and other Nutrien defined stakeholders. Computational scientists work in a collaborative environment participating in cross functional teams. They operate across a variety of domains, principally atmospheric science, agronomic science, agricultural systems, and high-performance compute distributed at-scale across the organization.

What you will do:

  • Research and develop derived, enriched state-of-the-art data products based on integrated scientific approaches that can be applied to scalable product recommendations for localized solutions.

  • Create system-based recommendations and insights from a diverse array of inputs generating outcome-based value.

  • Provoke insight, investigation, and expansion of domain knowledge across Nutrien organization.

  • Maintain and improve existing computational science pipelines ingesting, transforming, and delivering domain solutions in efficient and secure forms.

  • Drive development from a centralized perspective of science-based integrity, inclusion, and safety, actively contributing to building on these values within the organization.

  • Understanding of generalized computation as applied to the agricultural domain.

  • Understanding of specialized applied computational domain (e.g. meteorology, data science, agronomy, geospatial information systems, distributed computing).

  • Familiarity with distributed computing systems and their application to live, production level system deployment (e.g. AWS).

  • Proficient in python for scientific programming purposes.

  • Proficient with version control standards and repository development (e.g. Git).

  • Proficient with surveying scientific literature.

  • Self-directed and takes initiative to independently plan work.

  • Ability to handle multiple objectives simultaneously, self-balancing workload as defined by leadership priority.

  • Ability to initiate collaboration beyond domain expertise, provoking interdisciplinary development across the larger organization.

What you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in applied computation, data science, soil or agricultural domain field; experience may be considered in lieu of education.

  • Minimum of 2 years of related experience required, preferably in applied computational or data science environment. 2-3 years of experience preferred.

  • Familiarity with cropping systems, hydrologic models, soil physics, meteorology, and biogeochemical cycles desired.

  • Experience with applied domains such as spatial statistics, optimization, GIS, and remote sensing desired.

  • Current and ongoing maintenance of a valid driver’s license.

  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively up to 15% of the time.

Are you a good match? Apply today!

The estimated salary that Indeed, Glassdoor and LinkedIn suggested does not represent Nutrien's compensation structure.

Nutrien Ag Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check, and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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At Nutrien, we never stop growing, because our world never does. Our size can help us weather a storm, but with that ability comes a great responsibility—to our growers and customers, our employees and shareholders, our communities, and the planet.

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