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Research Assistant, Field Biology Herbicide



Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024


In the Philippines, BASF has been supporting manufacturers from various industries since 1963. Today, BASF is a leading supplier of chemicals for industries, including Construction and Coatings, Automotive, Nutrition & Health, Home & Personal Care, and Agriculture. BASF also operates an Agricultural Research Station in the country which conducts research, laboratory studies and field testing of novel technologies. In 2023, BASF posted sales to customers in the Philippines of approximately €96 million and employed 87 people as of the end of the year. Further information is available at

Objective of the position:

  • To assist the Herbicide Field Biologist in the smooth implementation of field, screen house, microplot and small plot trials. Assist in improving the team’s trial capabilities by discovering and optimizing new field trial methodologies and techniques.

Main Areas of Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all field, screen-house, micro plot, and small plot trials are in accordance with BASF policies and procedures and that they are done under good agronomic practice for all trial crops.
  • Make sure that all Experimental Use Permit (EUP) applications from Fertilizers and Pesticides Authority (FPA) are applied on time for proper implementation of the field trials.
  • Ensure the availability of key crops seeds inventory for the station and off-site trials.
  • Support the Field Biologist for encoding the trial data results and report on a timely manner and ensure that the Research Station Manager is properly informed of the status of approved herbicide trials and make sure that the monthly reports are submitted on time.
  • Develop innovative solutions, methodologies, and techniques to efficiently conduct assigned field, microplot and small plot trials.
  • Assist the Field biologist in planning and implementation of drone trials for Herbicide indication.
  • Assist the Field Biologist in handling a program intended to have a thorough and correct inventory of all compounds/chemicals (i.e., experimental compounds, standards etc.) being used by the Farm Operations, Fungicide, Herbicide, and Insecticide groups.
  • Maintain good housekeeping of the station as well as all off-site trials by ensuring cleanliness and orderliness in the workplace and proper implementation of BASF safety, health and environment policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture preferably major in Weed Science.
  • With at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience in crop protection research. Experience in multi-national companies or large local companies is preferred.
  • Possess knowledge on weed identification and control.
  • With technical know-how in vegetables and rice crop management, and in field, screen-house and micro plot trials.
  • Knowledgeable of EUP applications requirements and procedure of FPA.
  • With good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Possess good organizational skills, a proactive mindset, and ability to multitask and prioritize work.
  • Express self well in English both orally and in writing.
  • Proficient in Windows and MS Office Applications.
  • Demonstrate leadership, professionalism, and integrity at work.
  • Proactive, can work independently and in teams.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

All applications will be treated confidentially.

Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed.

Closing date: 05 July 2024