Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Field Development Scientist II -White Heath, IL

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Field Development Scientist II, are to: 

  • Be responsible for the timely completion of biological performance studies for compounds in the field development phase of new product discovery and development. Significant involvement in early stage testing is expected;
  •  Serve as the local Bayer contact for University research staff and other key influencers and establish a working partnership with them;
  • Make presentations to customers and at scientific meetings to promote and create interest in Bayer technology;
  • Participate in Sales and customer training, conduct promotional trials and by contributing to new product labels. Support is also provided through frequent interaction with Tech Service, new product development, and new use discovery for current products at a local and regional level;
  • Assist with development of product positioning for the Sales District and Region;
  • Network with peers, Tech Service, Regional management and Product Development to identify new business opportunities, explore means to capitalize on these opportunities, and to optimize Bayer resources;
  • Position protocols and GIA with influencers with some assistance and assist with special emphasis seminars;
  • Maintain direct interface with key customers and University personnel to keep updated on new technology and pest problems;
  • Serve as a Bayer CropScience Ambassador;  
  • Be responsible for safety in handling and storage of pesticides, vehicle and equipment used to conduct field trials;
  • Assist with safety training;
  • Partner with Product Development and Tech Service to conduct biological trials in areas or crops not readily available at other locations;
  • Identify new opportunities and plan strategies with Tech Service and Sales;
  • Maintain an active status in appropriate professional societies and industry groups and prepare and deliver technical presentations at meetings;
  • This role is based at Midwest Field Technology Station in White Heath, IL.


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • B.S. with 7+ years of demonstrated skills and relevant experience OR M.S. with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in the evaluation of crop production technologies OR a Ph.D. with a minimum of 3 years relevant industry experience;
  • Evidence of proficiency and innovation at the previous position must be evident in addition to experience;
  • Functional knowledge of all key and most secondary crops and pests within the territory is essential;
  • A working knowledge in three pest control disciplines is required;
  • Incumbent must be a proven resource for innovation, trial design, and conduct of field trials, with regional/national familiarity with crop/pest biology and management principals in the area of his/her specialty; 
  • Advanced communication and human relations skills are necessary to perform the duties of the position, influence decision makers and project a positive Bayer technical image;
  • Advanced analytical and creative skills are needed to identify and take advantage of new business opportunities within the territory;
  • Advanced organizational, prioritization, and planning skills; 
  • Advanced interpersonal skills are required for effective interaction with key influencers;
  • Strong problem solving skills to help peers and other Bayer CropScience personnel when they are seeking advice; 
  • Capable of operating experimental and commercial spray equipment and laboratory equipment;
  • Hold a current commercial pesticide applicators license valid in the assigned work area; 
  • Summarize protocols with Regional impact;
  • Good to excellent working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is essential.





Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: Residence Based
Functional Area: [sap_fa_25]
Entry Level: 5