Scientist – Seeds Production Research

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Scientist – Seeds Production Research

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:To coordinate a Large Seed Vegetables (LSV)
parent characterization and agronomic improvement program for temperate Sweet
Corn and Legumes seed production in North America, to enable data driven
decisions for product advancement, production instructions, and production
planning
Essential Duties &
Responsibilities:
Take
the lead in Sweet Corn from early stages (PLC-4.0 to 6.0) inbred
characterization to provide key seed producibility data for breeders and the
hybrid advancement process, analysis of supply reliability and relative cost of
productionTake
the lead in Legumes (Green Beans) inbred characterization to provide key seed
producibility data for breeders and the variety advancement process, analysis
of supply reliability and qualityDevelopment
of production instruction and product profile for Sweet Corn and LegumesLead
and assist with experimental design and trial creation. This involves relevant
ad-hoc research projects, determining seed, crop protection products entry
lists, and making all necessary preparations to ensure experiment completionDevelop
and maintain communication with various functions within Syngenta, Research and
Development, Biological Operations, Seeds Production, Parent Seeds, Quality
Control and Marketing and Sales. This includes other relevant sectors in the
seed industry and universitiesAnalyze
data and prepare reports/presentations for delivery to internal and external
department customers. Present information through a number of formal and
informal avenues. Develop two-way communication with various audiences ranging
from breeders to department managers Maintain
an awareness of competitive developments and key technologies in the seed
production and adjacent industries, along with external technology institutions
to ensure that innovations are identified, evaluated, and implementedSupervise
research activities of Syngenta SPR LSV staff, this includes 3rd
party personnel selection, prioritizing tasks, assigning workloads, and
coordination of data collection activitiesRegular
production field visits and partnering with field production staff to ensure
trial data are calibrated and relevant to business, as well as visits with
sales staff and customer to understand customer needsEnsure
full Health Safety & Environment (HSE) compliance and promote environmentally
sustainable solutionsPersonal
development; Attend Company sanctioned and/or external training seminars, as
agreed upon with Supervisor, for development of personal and technical skillsRepresentation
of Syngenta: Builds trust inside the company and in the local community showing
ethical considerations and Syngenta values are reflected in company activities.
Effectively promotes SPR and Syngenta Brand inside the company and with
stakeholders and customersSkills:
Education &
Experience:
PhD
degree in Agronomy, Plant Breeding, or related agricultural or biological
discipline; or MSc with significant relevant 5 years of experienceSeeds
production knowledge across a range of crops desiredThorough
understanding of experimental design, field trial execution and
statistical analysisGood
understanding of seed quality and factors that affect qualityAdditional Knowledge,
Skills, Traits & Abilities:
Ability
to influence and change current ways of working to develop a more scientific
approach in the way we describe data, design experiments, integrate, interpret
and present resultsA
passion and enthusiasm for digital technology and creating value through data.Team
working in multi-functional groups, both within SPR Seed Production Research
and externallyExpertise
in team and project management and leadershipAbility
to coordinate activities across geographies and culturesStatistical
and data visualization and presentation expertise, database managementExcellent
communication skillsInternational
travel likely; must have a current passportPHYSICAL
DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Ability
to work during week days, and eventually evenings and weekends duringpeak
season periodsPeriods
of intense work at critical times of the year e.g. note-taking, harvestingAbility
to lift up to 50lbs. during seasonal periodsAbility
to walk fields in all weather conditionsMust
be able to travel by car or plane.Ability
to operate standard office equipment including phone, copier andcomputer.WORKING CONDITIONS
WHILE PERFORMING ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
60%
of work performed in field locations or meetings 40% of work
performed in standard officeGeneral office
environmentComputer usage
for extended periods of timeHeavy phone usage
including teleconferences and video conferencesPollen exposure
and pollinating insects during field work at crop pollination timesWhat We Offer:Full Benefit Package Medical,
Dental & Vision that starts the same day you do401k plan with company
match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays,
Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs,
Corporate Discounts among othersA culture that promotes
work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family oriented
events throughout the year 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, gender
identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected
status.
Syngenta
Contact Information:
please contact the
Service Desk atrecruitment.na@syngenta.com
Family
and Medical Leave Act FMLA
Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC
Employee
Polygraph Protection Act EPPA

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