Molecular Analyst – Scientist – #01RQ8
Monsanto is looking for an outstanding Molecular Analyst-Scientist to work in the Molecular Characterization platform of the Regulatory Product Characterization Center. The Molecular Characterization Platform is a fast-paced, timeline-driven, project-managed, team oriented environment that requires researchers to collaborate on group based projects. Quality science, strong attention to detail and a willingness to work in a strict Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) environment is mandatory. A successful candidate will be highly self-motivated with the ability to work without detailed oversight on significant projects. 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: ??? Performing the molecular characterization studies required for regulatory approvals to define our biotechnology-derived products at the DNA and RNA level ??? Generating high quality molecular data and reports ??? Utilizing scientific knowledge to provide intellectual support for our pending dossiers ??? Contributing to the development and implementation of strategic direction for molecular characterization of Biotech products ??? Interacting with and influencing global stakeholders within Monsanto to support regulatory submissions Qualifications:Required Education and Skills/Experience: ??? Minimum of Master???s degree in Molecular Biology, Biology or closely related field ??? Minimum of five or more years of experience in Molecular Biology ??? Strong skills in the development of high quality molecular data ??? Prior experience in molecular biology including genomic DNA and RNA extraction and related analysis technique ??? Excellent communication, writing, and team work skills within a diverse organization ??? Strong results orientation, problem solving, project management, and multi-tasking skills ??? Self-motivated with the ability to meet timelines and project targets with little direct supervision ??? Strong skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook Desired Education and Skills/Experience: ??? PhD in Molecular Biology, Biology or closely related field ??? Experience with gene editing technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 and/or CRISPR/Cpf1 ??? Prior experience conducting the following analysis techniques: PCR, Southern blot analysis, northern blot analysis, sequence analysis, and/or genome editing ??? Experience with RNA expression analysis techniques such as QuantiGene ??? Experience with data management and analysis ??? Demonstrated success in the highly creative application of IT technologies ??? Experience in a GLP, ISO, and/or GMP environment ??? Prior research with an emphasis in plant biology, genetics, and/or biotechnology ??? Experience with standard bioinformatics sequence analysis tools 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.