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Principal Data Scientist (Bioinformatics) – Sustainability


This is a Full-time position in Loveland, CO posted June 9, 2021.

Job Description Principal Data Scientist (Bioinformatics) Sustainability Champaign, IL; Loveland, CO or Remote.

Come join Nutrien Ag Solutions and our team of agronomic experts, world-class scientists, and growers working to provide whole-acre sustainable solutions to meet our customers’ needs.

We build digital solutions for sustainable agriculture by unlocking the potential of climate smart products and sustainable practices to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, sequester carbon, and capture additional value for its growers with downstream carbon trading integration.

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values.

Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien, the largest crop inputs company in the world.

As part of our collective mission of Feeding the Future, Nutrien Ag Solutions provides full-acre solutions through our trusted crop consultants at more than 2,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Australia.

For more than 150 years, we have been helping growers achieve the highest yields with a wide selection of products, including our proprietary brands: Loveland Products, Inc.; ProvenSeed and Dyna-GroSeed; as well as financial, custom application and precision ag services.

We harvest the best.

Diverse views and experience make us strong.

We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.

Working at Nutrien Ag Solutions will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.

What you will do: .

: Research and develop soil microbiome profiles and their influence on various cultivars in various combinations of soils and environments.

Design and execute analyses from data gathering through to delivery and presentation of results.

Develop mechanisms for the automated validation and cleaning of data prior to transformation into canonical representations, along with scalable exception handling mechanisms for dealing with data issues.

Build and maintain large scale genomic reference databases suitable for de novo investigation as well as both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies.

Deliver reliable prototype implementations for use in pilot studies, feasibility studies, and as reference implementation for Engineering.

Be a thought leader for data science methods for bioinformatics and genetics.

Communicate insights to a diverse audience including agronomists, microbiologists, machine learning experts, and business partners.

Collaborate with soil microbiologists on in silico approaches to primer design for assay development.

What you will bring: .

: Bachelor’s Degree required; experience in lieu of education may be considered.

7+ years of relevant work experience required.

Extensive experience applying statistical methods to observational genomic data or similar.

Experience with the management of large-scale genomic data (VCF, BAM, etc.).

Background in molecular biology, genomics, or similar, combined with experience with data science and machine intelligence.

Technical proficiency with the development and deployment of NGS pipelines for functional analysis, including shotgun metagenomics sequencing, RNAseq, etc., using common reference databases (i.



Demonstrated proficiency with Python; experience with Matlab, Julia or R strongly desired.

Compensation & Benefits: .

Salary Range: $91,000
– $130,000.

This range is estimated for the Principal Data Scientist (Bioinformatics) position in Loveland, Colorado.

Actual salary and benefits may differ based upon location.


We provide an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision coverage, and life insurance and well as disability coverage for positions working more than 30 hours per week.

In addition, we have a retirement program that encourages our employees to save for the longer term, with generous matching employer contributions.

Our benefit package also demonstrates our culture of care with paid vacation, sick days and holidays as well as paid personal and maternity/parental leaves and an Employee and Family Assistance Program.

Details of the benefits package will be shared in the application process..


In addition to base pay, this role is also eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan, consistent with the terms of our plan, which provide discretionary award opportunities reflecting components such as performance of the company and the employee.

Details will be discussed through the application process.


This information is provided in compliance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and is the company’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position.

The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

Nutrien also makes internal equity a consideration in all pay decisions..


Are you a good match?

Apply today!.

Nutrien Ag Solutions is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.

We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

This job will remain posted until filled.In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check, and may be required to undergo a substance test.

While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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