Research Agronomist - BioSolutions

Job Id:  7380

01280, Maharashtra, India

Function:  Regulatory, Research and Development
Employee Type:  Permanent Full Time
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level

about upl:

UPL is focused on emerging as a premier global provider of total crop solutions designed to secure the world’s long-term food supply. Winning farmers hearts across the globe, while leading the way with innovative products and services that make agriculture sustainable, UPL is the fastest growing company in the industry. Our successes in the field add up to powerful financials. UPL delivers results from protecting crops that translate into attractive investor value. Based on the recognition that humankind is one community, UPL’s overarching commitment is to improve areas of its presence, workplace and customer engagement.


Our purpose isOpenAg’. An agriculture network that feeds sustainable growth for all. No limits, no borders.


Job Summary:


To execute research activities at the Station as directed by the Station manager


JOb Responsibilities:


  • Work with the Station manager in order to ensure cost effective execution of research activities at the Station, providing recommendations for the purchase of needed equipment.
  • Promote the Station as a Center of Excellence within UPL, maintaining good communication with Global and Regional project leaders.
  • Ensure that all activities at the site are compliant with corporate rules and that a safe working environment is maintained.
  • Accountable for the effective execution and coordination of all research activities in your area of operations. Ensure that high quality trials are implemented, maintained, assessed and the resulting data reported to stakeholders in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Ensure that technical know-how on products and technologies is maintained internally and effectively transferred to concerned departments.
    • Ensure safe and compliant use and storage of all chemical products by maintaining a zero tolerance for any contaminations at and around the site.
    • Prepare protocols, discussing and gaining input from stake-holders, reporting and archiving.
    • Contribute to screening and development meetings and discussions, in particular in the form of data summaries and technical leadership.
    • Stay up-to-date with and working within relevant field methodologies, including, where appropriate, EPPO and country testing guidelines.
    • Within your area of operations, stay up-to-date with developments in agricultural best practices and acting as a point of contact for any technical queries.
    • Actively participate and contribute to the growth of UPLs Intellectual Property (IP) / patent portfolio.
  • Effectively manage the day to day activities of any Research Assistants in your area of operations, and support the Station manager in ensuring that an excellent work environment is maintained.




  • At least 7-10 years’ experience in identical or comparable role                            
  • M.Sc./Ph.D. Agriculture with specialization in Plant Physiology/Agronomy/Soil Science
  • Agronomist or similar
  • English (CEFR B2, equivalent or higher)
  • Use and application of ARM software packages, including at least ARM and ARM ST.
  • Excellent organisation and computer skills (MS Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)."


Pune, India



Adaptability & Resilience: Recognizes and is open to changing circumstances and alters behavior and scales up as necessary; increases personal awareness and appreciation of individual and cultural differences to create an open, inclusive, and accepting workplace


Entrepreneurial Mindset: Has a creative mindset and ability to think holistically, takes calculated risks and maximizes opportunities


Results Orientations: Takes action, pursues goals with persistence and achieves results; communicates goals and vision to the team to drive enthusiasm and ambition


Execution Excellence: Enhances the speed of execution and builds efficiency in processes, systems and people; has sharp focus on quality-orientation


Strategic OrientationDemonstrates knowledge of the social, economic, and environmental factors and how they impact the business. Identifies key issues that could impact the business and develops strategy through an analytical lens / design thinking


Building Teams and Talent: Empowers colleagues through knowledge sharing and delegation, quickly establishing rapport; provides recognition for achievements and accomplishments


Customer Centricity:  Understands the customer needs and pain points, fulfills the needs and expectations by focusing on creating value for customers