[R-jobs] Senior Geostatistician Position France

Zivan Karaman z|v@n@k@r@m@n @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Sat Apr 4 14:41:56 CEST 2015

Dear all,

We currently have a job opening for a Senior Geostatistician in
Clermont-Ferrand, France

Limagrain is an international agricultural co-operative group
specialized in field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products. More
than 8 600 employees in the world spread out in 41 countries.
Limagrain strives to improve agriculture in order to face today’s
food-related challenges.

Job Description:

Digital Agriculture is an exciting and challenging suite of activities
related to farming that includes Precision Agriculture, Prescription
Agriculture, and depends on the collection, use, analysis, and
interpretation of data from multiple sources with the goal of
optimizing productivity, profitability, and sustainability of farming

We are seeking bright and enthusiastic experts to put together a
creative team that will build and deliver Limagrain’s Digital
Agriculture solution, mixing agronomic expertise, advanced data
science algorithms, cloud and mobile computing to provide innovative
solutions to farmers .


You will be focused on the application of mathematical and statistical
techniques to answer real-world farming questions through the
development of models, algorithms and software that will enable
delivery of detailed and robust locally-adapted prescriptions taking
into account historical soil, weather and agronomic records as well as
current observations and forecasts that will help farmers to better
manage risks and take more informed decisions.

- Statistical analysis and interpretation of large agronomic
geo-referenced datasets coming from a multiplicity of sources
(internal and external), including sensors, airborne imaging, soil and
weather data.
- Use theory, simulation, and experimental data collected from
extensive field testing to lead the development of new or adaptation
of existing methods and algorithms for building predictive
high-resolution spatial models.
- Implementation of these algorithms into ready-to-use,
well-documented software routines in accordance with overall system
- Keep informed of scientific developments in the field of statistical
analysis of spatial data in agricultural, environmental and other
fields (participation to scientific conferences, bibliographical
follow-up) and evaluate their interest for our Digital Agriculture
- The successful candidate will be expected to coordinate and
collaborate closely with research, development, marketing and IT teams
across the seed business organization worldwide as well as with
external partners.

Required qualifications & skills

- A PhD or Master Degree in statistics, applied mathematics or a
related quantitative field with five to ten years’ experience in
applying and interpreting statistical analysis of large geo-spatial
- High-level knowledge of statistical/mathematical software (R/S+,
SAS, Matlab, or similar) and proven experience of applying it in
solving problems.
- Experience with Fortran, C/C++ or other similar compiled programming
language is a plus.
- The position requires the ability to take research projects from
conception to completion, including: algorithm development; conducting
statistical analyses, interpretation of research results and
communication of conclusions to non-specialists; delivering efficient
and reliable data analysis software tools.
- Recognized for you demonstrated analytical and organizational
skills, your ability to work in a team and your attention to detail,
you managed projects from conception to implementation.
- Given the international scope of the activity fluent English is mandatory.

This position involves some travel.

Interested individuals can view the full position announcement and
apply at: http://limagrain-recrute.talent-soft.com/offre-de-emploi/emploi-geostatistician_132.aspx?LCID=2057

Please feel free to distribute this announcement.

Kind regards,


Zivan Karaman
Technical Lead Digital Agriculture
Limagrain - CS 20001 - Saint-Beauzire - 63360 Gerzat - France

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