Computational Protein Engineer / Data Scientist – #01QZJ
Be part of evolving a global protein engineering strategy to develop cutting-edge agricultural products to help feed the world. Monsanto has an opening for a highly talented and self-motivated Computational Protein Engineer / Data Scientist to join our Data Science Analytics team. We develop proteins for agricultural products by utilizing advanced analytics, rational and combinatorial design, and protein biophysical properties. Sustainable agriculture is at the core of Monsanto. Our best-in-class technologies deliver sustainable agriculture solutions that enable farmers to produce more crops while conserving precious natural resources. Monsanto Technology is comprised of a multifaceted group of scientists working together to revolutionize crop protection chemistries, plant breeding, and biotechnology. Monsanto is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a top 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity and by Great Place to Work???s Top 25 World???s Best Multinational Workplaces. Twenty years from now, the earth???s population will need 55% more food than it can produce now. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. In over 60 countries, Monsanto has established industry-leading products because we give professionals the freedom to make real decisions. Monsanto is an Employer Of Choice with an outstanding professional development program and a history of building careers. Make an impact by joining the team that is working to solve one of mankind???s greatest challenges. Responsibilities include: ??? Driving projects through data-driven engineering cycles ??? Developing strategies for utilizing advanced analytics and machine learning in protein design ??? Providing protein variants with improved target properties for project teams ??? Increasing the understanding of protein design/structure/function relationships on project teams ??? ultimately leading to the increased efficiency of our protein engineering program ??? Collaborating extensively across projects and geographical locations and providing recommendations on protein structure/function considerations ??? Partnering with technical domain experts and cross functional partners to implement novel protein engineering strategies ??? Presenting findings to key stakeholders and leadership teams ??? Driving, scoping, developing, and adopting IT and analytic tools to enable data driven business decisions ??? Accountability for cross-functional work in multiple platforms Qualifications:Required Education & Skills/Experience: ??? Minimum of a Master???s degree in Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology or a related discipline with five or more years of experience (from industry or academia) -OR- Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology or a related discipline ??? Track-record of creatively defining key results and driving technical business solutions both independently and through cross-functional project teams ??? Exceptional communication skills, with a proven ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, precise, and actionable manner ??? Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both written and oral) with proven ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, precise and actionable manner to diverse teams at all levels of the organization ??? Experience building consensus and leading teams through influence while working with strict deadlines in a highly demanding and agile environment ??? Ability to plan and risk-adjust to meet timelines and deliver results ??? Demonstrated creativity in identifying new technology to meet challenging business needs and independently executing exploratory projects and implementing solutions ??? Ability to develop strong partnerships with other teams to ensure broad utility and impact of results ??? Ability to develop a broad knowledge of global internal and external advances and plans pertaining to new methodologies and tools ??? Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team-based and cross-functional environment Desired Skills/Experience: ??? Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Computational Biology, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology or a related discipline ??? Experience in protein engineering ??? Working knowledge of the experimental and computational aspects of protein structure/function and engineering ??? Ability to script and program in a modern programming language ??? Strong knowledge of algorithms used for computational design/analysis of proteins ??? One or more years of Postdoctoral experience or equivalent industry experience ??? Prior cross-functional project leadership experience ??? Experience with large, complex datasets ??? Working knowledge of machine learning algorithms ??? Knowledge of wet lab techniques in protein biochemistry ??? Two or more publications in leading scientific journals ??? Working knowledge of experimental design and statistical methods ??? Experience with R and/or Python programming languages ??? Familiarity with Cloud computing platforms and version control: GitHub and/or AWS ??? Prior experience planning and driving optimization projects from concept to completion ??? Experience presenting results to varied audiences & influencing project direction/strategy Who is Monsanto? Monsanto is an agriculture company with more than 20,000 employees focused on making a balanced meal accessible to everyone. We work to help farmers produce food in a more sustainable way. We think about how our food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests. We believe that bringing diverse perspectives together is the most effective way to develop creative solutions to some of the world???s biggest challenges. Career opportunities at Monsanto range from farming, plant breeding, chemistry and engineering to marketing, environmental science, IT and many other areas. We???re always looking for exceptional professionals interested in developing a strong career while collaborating to develop solutions for sustainable agriculture. Sound like a job for you? Why work with us? ??? Life at Monsanto means collaborating with dedicated professionals in a stimulating environment ??? Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships ??? You will work with market leading brand products in a global organization ??? We provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and some of the best career development opportunities in the industry ??? Monsanto is named Great Place to Work in many countries around the world Join our global team where your contribution will make a real difference!Apply for this job.