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Agricultural Meteorologist


Job Field: MARK - Marketing
Location: Bellefonte, PA, US
Company: BASF Corporation
Job Type: Standard
Job ID: EN_US_1703795

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2016. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future! Where the Chemistry Happens… We are currently seeking an Agricultural Meteorologist, with analytical and modeling experience, to join our research and development (R&D) team within the Agricultural Solutions (AP) business. The position is located near State College, PA. Agricultural Meteorologist (1703795) – Bellefonte, PA ZedX Inc., now part of BASF Group, is a globally-recognized provider of weather, plant, pest, and management models in support of production decisions and food security at all spatial and temporal scales important to agriculture. As an Agricultural Meteorologist, you will be responsible for setting up and leading analytic studies and/or the development of weather-based agronomic models from planning to execution. Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Apply your extensive knowledge of how weather impacts pest development, crop growth, and management practices
  • Write scientific documents (such as peer reviewed journal articles) and create presentations for targeted audiences
  • Describe complex scientific modeling solutions to non-scientific internal and external clients

For further information on Agricultural Products with BASF, please select: BASF: Create Chemistry with the Agricultural Products Division Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You… Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry. The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • PhD in a Physical Science (e.g. Meteorology, Physics, Environment, etc.) with a working knowledge of Agriculture – OR - PhD in an Agricultural Science (e.g.: Plant Physiology, Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology, etc.) with a working knowledge of Meteorology
  • Experience and demonstrated applied knowledge in Mathematics & Data Analytics for creating Agronomic Models
  • Fluency in English; written and verbal
  • Competency in at least one programming language (e.g., R, FORTRAN, C, C++, etc.)
  • Knowledge of scientific and technical trends in the agricultural research community
  • Willing to participate in formal educational programs and onsite training to complete a work assignment
  • Willing to participate in a multicultural, multidisciplinary work environment

Nearest Major Market: State College

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