Group Leader Bioinformatics

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Group Leader Bioinformatics

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company
helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make
better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative
crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform
how crops are grown. We are committed
to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing
rural communities.
About this Job:The purpose of this role
is to build and manage industry-leading, next-generation bioinformatics and
genomics capabilities to enhance and advance innovation in our breeding, trait
and crop protection pipelines. As the leader of the global Bioinformatics group
you will drive improvements in the research, development and delivery of
products by enabling the transformation of large and complex datasets into
knowledge for Seeds and Crop Protection R&D.
Essential Duties &
Provide innovative
bioinformatics research competencies for Seeds and Crop Protection (CP) by
leading the Bioinformatics Group spanning three sites on two different
continents.Lead the
innovation in Syngenta in the integration, analysis and interpretation of
genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and other complex datasets for
breeding, trait discovery, and crop protection research.Drive and nourish
scientific excellence in the Bioinformatics Group, maintain a network
within the scientific community in the field, and bring in new concepts in
a timely fashion to support our industrial innovation leadership.Build effective
partnerships with Seeds and CP R&D and with IT to drive innovations
from bioinformatics research into the Seeds and CP pipelines in alignment
with business needs.As a member of the
Computational Biology Leadership Team, contribute to the development and
implementation of computational science strategy, including the
convergence of genomics, genetics and predictive modeling capabilities.Lead the
development and implementation of bioinformatics and genomics research
strategies in support of key business priorities.Drive the
development and utilization of pan-genomics capabilities to enhance
breeding and trait discovery in Seeds R&D.Partnering with
IT, provide research subject matter expertise and prototyping in the
development of new and innovative bioinformatics tools.Provide technical
knowledge to scout and evaluate new opportunities in bioinformatics and be
the in-house expert on competitors activities in this area.Develop and manage
operational and capital budget for the Bioinformatics Group.Skills:
Ph.D. or
equivalent in bioinformatics, genomics, computational biology or related
field, and 10+ years professional experience in the area of industrial
biotechnology or other R&D life science environments.Understanding of
bioinformatics, genomics and pan-genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics,
systems biology, data integration and computational science required for
the accountabilities above.Understanding of
the Seeds and CP business to develop appropriate bioinformatics research
programs and strategy.Project and
portfolio management knowledge in the context of a matrixed organization
cross-functional, cross-sites, cross-business and technical environment.Experience
partnering with or working in an IT organization that develops and supports
software applications.Extensive
experience in large-scale bioinformatics research, including management, integration
and mining of genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and other complex
datasets to generate knowledge.Experience
with change managementResearch
expenditure forecasting and budget management.Additional Knowledge,
Skills, Traits & Abilities:
success in leading a complex, results-oriented research program requiring
scientific creativity, innovative thinking, organization and collaborative
leadership skills, in particular in partnering, influencing and working with
global cross functional and cross cultural teams in the absence of a direct
functional management relationship.Demonstrated
proficiency in communicating, planning and coordinating group activities across
diverse functional and administrative boundaries.Demonstrated
success in working in a range of research environments and across a breadth of
bioinformatics projects.Staff
performance evaluation; development and administration of individual
development plans within an organization framework.Ability to translate
cross-disciplinary knowledge into a vision for the further development of
innovative and novel data analysis methodologies, algorithms and
approaches for Syngenta, and to translate this vision into a coherent
strategy, with well-defined tactics for implementation.Ability to create,
champion, lead, prioritize and coordinate innovative research project
activities across diverse scientific, professional and cultural
backgrounds.Ability to clearly
communicate research plans, drivers, and progress to business
stakeholders, project leaders, research managers and technical partners.Ability to
successfully cultivate an effective team environment and promote the full
engagement of team members across disciplines at all levels and across
sites.Project planning
and tracking in an interdisciplinary and multifunctional context.Interpersonal and
conflict management skills.Excellent
communication skills and demonstrated effectiveness in collaboration. Syngenta
is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment,
hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of
race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation,
marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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