Senior Research Scientist

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Senior Research Scientist

Senior Research Scientist (1701156)
About Syngenta
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. Theres never been a more important time to join Syngenta. For more information about us please visit www.syngenta.com.
About this job:
Provide specialist scientific,
technical or product expertise and leadership required to design and deliver
work programs defined by a function, project or supervisor
Be responsible for initiating,
evaluating, and implementing changes to established protocols or systems
Use best practices and knowledge to
improve products, process or service
Accountabilities
Work in a function and project matrix environment to plan, coordinate and execute plant biology research and development activities
Contribute expertise and knowledge relevant to trait research and characterization
Interact with scientists and technical staff to coordinate and lead trait efficacy testing in growth facilities or in field
Develop innovative methodologies and improve existing process in trait efficacy and plant performance assessment
Lead or participate project teams or work streams contributing greenhouse functional expertise
Maintain accurate experimental records according to company policies with outstanding attention to detail
Protect novel findings through submission of invention disclosure
Monitor environmental conditions and scout plants for diseases and pests, record data such as observations and room locations in database according to company policies
Supervise and mentor other employees within the functional group
Apply pesticides as part of the greenhouse team effort
Occasionally work over the weekends and holidays when needed
Critical success factors & key challenges
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Gain an understanding of project management
Function effectively as a member of an integrated team
Embrace Syngenta Quality Management and stewardship practicesSkills:
Knowledge,
experience & capabilities Critical
knowledge
Masters
Degree in Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology or biological sciences preferred
Knowledge in genetics, plant
breeding, plant physiology, molecular biology, and statistics
Working knowledge of
greenhouse facility, equipment and operations
Ability to identify
plant pests
Critical
experience
Experience
working with transgenic or regulated materials is desirable
In-depth experience in responding to non-routine situations
and to choose the best solution from a range of options
Proficiency
in use of standard Microsoft office software and databases
Critical
technical, professional and personal capabilities
Good
planning and organizing skills
Experience
in supervising and coaching junior staff
Demonstrated
ability and motivation to work independently
Computer
skills such as working with databases, environmental controls, and Microsoft
Office
Excellent
record keeping skills and demonstrated attention to detail
Good
verbal and written communication skills
Ability
to perform all physical aspects required in greenhouse operations
Commitment
and adherence to stewardship rules related to GM plant materials
Additional
information
All applicants must be
eligible to work in the US
Travel: May require domestic and occasional
international travel to field sites, project meetings, and scientific
conferences
WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL
DEMANDS
Capable of working in high or low
temperature conditions in field or greenhouse. Capable of lifting up to
50 pounds.Capable of working long hours during time-critical periods of
the growing season.
Field, greenhouse, laboratory,
office. Domestic and international travel required with occasional
overnight stays. Stays at off-season production/nursery locations may extend to
two to three weeks. Potential allergens include pollen, fungal spores,
chemical pesticides in the field or greenhouse.
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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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