Sr. Scientist / Sr. Engineer

Date:  11-Jan-2021
Posting End Date: 

Heerlen, NL, 6422 PD

Company:  Everris International B.V.

Senior Scientist / Agronomist


The R&D department in ICL is responsible for the development of new products. In close collaboration with Marketing, Supply Chain and Purchasing, new products (and sometimes new services) are defined and developed in multi-disciplinary teams in a project setting. 
We are searching for a Senior Scientist / Agronomist who will be responsible for managing trials to test new fertilizers in our market segments. You will initiate, coordinate and execute projects related to new products and product improvements. Challenging new ideas will be part of your everyday job description. 


Major Responsibilities:

The focus of our new team member will be put on the plant nutrition efficiency. The test trials are being executed throughout Europe and potentially beyond at contractors and universities. 


Furthermore, you will be responsible for: 

  • Technical support regarding ICL products to marketing, sales and supply chain;
  • Executing, reporting and agronomic science part of R&D;
  • Project management;
  • Presenting the results to senior management.  


Your profile: 

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who is solution driven and possesses strong communication skills. Here are some of the key requirements: 

  • Master degree in agronomy field (ideally in Soil science);
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience (experience in working with biostimulant would be a plus); 
  • Experience with project management;
  • Experience with working in an international R&D environment is a pre;
  • Adaptability;
  • Willingness of continuous learning;
  • Willingness to travel. 


Languages: Excellent knowledge (verbally and in writing) of the English language. Dutch language is a plus. 


Location: ICL SF, Heerlen, The Netherlands 


More information: This position reports to the Global Bio & Plant Health Manager. For more information about this position you can Tamara Novak, Talent Acquisition Specialist via

About ICL-SF

ICL Specialty Fertilizers is a subsidiary of the ICL group and employs over 450 people worldwide.
With high-quality controlled release fertilizers – such as Osmocote ®, Sierrablen® and Agroblen® – ICL Specialty Fertilizers plays a leading role in horticultural, lawn and specialty agricultural markets. In the challenging world of specialty fertilizers, a company striving to keep the lead like ICL Specialty Fertilizers needs rapid adaptation to market requests and continuous introduction of new products while keeping high quality and strict compliance with regulations. 

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