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BASF Expert Agronomy Modeling (m/f/d) in Köln, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Köln,DEU

Company : BASF Digital Farming GmbH

Job ID : EN58838843ONLE1

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position?

Mrs. Claudia Mekelburg (Talent Acquisition) Phone no.: +49 (0)30 2005 59871

Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Please submit copies only and no original documents.

xarvio Digital Farming Solutions powered by BASF is at the forefront of the digital transformation of agriculture optimizing crop production. xarvio offers digital products, based on a global leading crop model platform, which deliver independent field-zone-specific agronomic advice enabling farmers to produce their crops most efficiently and sustainable. The xarvio products SCOUTING, FIELD MANAGER and HEALTHY FIELDS are being used by farmers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Working at BASF Digital Farming GmbH is equally as innovative as our products: we have a global network and work with agile methodologies in a start-up atmosphere. Join our team! Learn more about xarvio at or visit any of our social media channels.

Agriculture is all about balance. The balance that is crucial to everyone's existence - also applies to our Agricultural Solutions division. We connect innovative thinking with practical action to find the right balance for success - for farmers, agriculture and future generations. With seeds and traits, crop protection and digital solutions, we help farmers produce food more efficiently, protect the land and meet the needs of society.

What you can expect

Our unit is a part of a team in Cologne, Germany, that shapes future crop production and provide agronomic insights to foster a disruptive crop production business model. Become an active part of the pest and disease modeling community to further enhance innovative modeling frameworks.

  • In this position you are responsible for pest and disease modeling tasks with a specific focus on key crops in the Japanese market.

  • You have the ability to lead as well as coordinate discussions with agronomic experts in the countries.

  • Moreover, you will combine model outcomes and translate it to optimal decision making for farmers based on plant pathology and disease management understanding.

  • You will frequently evaluate model performance KIPs and share them transparenty within the entire DF community as well as take measures for continuous improvement.

  • Furthermore, you will collaborate with other competency centers within the Digital Farming organization to prioritize modeling needs from a market perspective as well as operationalize the models with IT/Engineering team.

  • Last but not least, you are responsible for the data preparation and data cleaning in close alignment with the Data Competency Center.

What we expect

  • PhD or Master in agricultural science or a equivalent field

  • good understanding of plant disease epidemics and modelling

  • strong programming skills in data analysis and model development

  • ability to apply machine learning in time series forecasting

  • fluent English language skills, ideally also basic Japanese language skills

  • willingness to travel internationally

We offer

  • Modern working environment with state-of-the-art technologies as well as free fruits and job ticket.

  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.

  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.

  • Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life.