Job Title: Agronomist
Date Posted: 09-06-2007
Job Location: Missouri-Kansas City/Independence
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Ventria Bioscience
Company Website:
Contact Information: Ventria Bioscience   Ventria Bioscience (
Job Description:
Ventria Bioscience is a leading biotechnology company developing innovative human health and
nutrition products for the world market. Currently, we are searching for an agronomist, to
become part of a team of professionals who are working together to meet the challenges of
building a successful company. Our success depends on our team and on the standards by which
we operate. Nothing is more important than integrity. This begins with insisting on absolute
quality for each of our products and processes, and acting with a strong sense of
accountability in all that we do. We are committed to excellence and set high expectations for
our teammates, our collaborators, and ourselves. Each person's contributions are significant -
which is why we hire talented, motivated, passionate innovators.
The candidate will be responsible for providing technical help in seed production and
processing. Candidate should hold, at minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture or plant
biology or have equivalent experience working in agriculture. The following agriculture
experience is preferred:
• Rice field preparation and planting. 
• Water, soil, fertilizer, pest and disease management of rice fields. 
• Rice culture and rice grain harvesting. 
• Knowledge of managing biotic and abiotic stresses including weather 
conditions for effective and low cost rice seed and grain production. 
• Establishing rice culture practices and disseminating them to rice seed 
and grain growers. 
• Manage large-scale production of a transgenic crop with appropriate 
machinery while maintaining identity preservation. 
• Experience in post-harvest seed and grain processing including 
transport, drying, cleaning and storage. 
• Capable of implementing rice storage conditions where the rice grain 
physiology is monitored to insure that the recombinant proteins are 
stably maintained. 
• Able to manage grain production, storage and milling 
• Able to execute according to a disciplined project management process 
incorporating ownership, timelines and accountability. 
• Able to interact effectively with people who may have differing 
• Excellent communication skills 
• Travel is required, sometimes including extended stays. 

Compensation and Benefits:
Ventria Bioscience provides competitive compensation plans including benefits and stock
options. To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Ventria Bioscience, 4110 North
Freeway, Sacramento, CA 95834, via FAX 916-921-5611 or via E-mail .

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