Plant Scientist

Job Listing No: 9740000

Plant Scientist

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 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 feedback Skills:Essential Knowledge & ExperienceAbility to work within a matrix environment spread across geographies and culturesStrong stakeholder management skillsAnalytical thinking skillsStrong influencing skills to lead alignment and adoption on process and methodsExcellent communication and interpersonal skillsPeople and leadership skills that will build bridgesUtilizing computational tools in breeding, trait development, and product selectionQualificationsPhD degree in Statistics, Data Science or Computational Biology5+ years of experience with quantitative genetics, genomic selection, and breeding wheatAdvanced expertise of principles and activities in genetics, plant breeding and testingAdvanced expertise in experimental design, data analysis procedures, and statisticsAdvanced expertise in computer applications in scienceAdvanced expertise in agronomy and trialingAdditional InformationLocations Candidates must be willing to work at all of the locations below:- Junction City, KS- Minnetonka, MN- Glyndon, MN- Slater, IARelocation support may be availableAll applicants must be able to work in the US without visa supportTravel up to 20% Domestic & International InnovationsEmployee 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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