Plant Scientist

Job Listing No: 9740000

Plant Scientist

About SyngentaSyngenta 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 the Plant Scientist role is to drive genetic gain by improving experimental designs, data analysis, and statistics. You will be responsible for the implementation of computational tools in breeding, trait development, and product selection. This role will also support the development of new tools including phenotyping with cereals expertise.AccountabilitiesServe as consulting resource for experimental design and data analysis methodologies for target Seeds Product Development (SPD) scientists
Prepare and conduct training to Seeds Research & Development community on relevant topics of statistics and data science
Conduct regular new user and refresher trainings on selected computational tools to the SPD staff
Drive trial quality from SPD side, support development and application reasonable Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Serve as contact to BA for trialling excellence
Lead statistical analysis, implementation and tools deployment for:
Genotype evaluation (experimental design, data management, statistic model)
Environmental characterization (weather stations, soil analysis, crop practices, crop modelling)
Genotype and environment interactions (GEI) interpretation (stability, limiting factors).
Germplasm management
Data management, analysis and reportingServe as power user subject matter expert for the ongoing development and optimization of at critical computational applications used by Seeds Product Development and provide user support for users within the defined SPD work group.
Communicate opportunities for improvement of computational applications to the development or maintenance teams, based on personal use or user feedbackSkills:
Essential Knowledge & Experience Ability to work within a matrix environment spread across geographies and cultures
Strong stakeholder management skills
Analytical thinking skills
Strong influencing skills to lead alignment and adoption on process and methods
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
People and leadership skills that will build bridges
Utilizing computational tools in breeding, trait development, and product selectionQualifications PhD degree in Statistics, Data Science or Computational Biology
5+ years of experience with quantitative genetics, genomic selection, and breeding wheat
Advanced expertise of principles and activities in genetics, plant breeding and testing
Advanced expertise in experimental design, data analysis procedures, and statistics
Advanced expertise in computer applications in science
Advanced expertise in agronomy and trialing Additional Information Locations
Candidates must be willing to work at all of the locations below: – Junction City, KS
– Minnetonka, MN
– Glyndon, MN
– Slater, IA
Relocation support may be available
All applicants must be able to work in the US without visa support
Travel
up to 20% Domestic & InternationalInnovationsEmployee may, as part of his/her role and maybe through multifunctional teams, participate in the creation and design of innovative solutions. In this context, Employee may contribute to inventions, designs, other work product, including know-how, copyrights, software, innovations, solutions, and other intellectual assets
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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