Varietals Design Scientist – #01QSV
Monsanto???s Global Breeding team is seeking a Varietals Design Scientist to accelerate the impact of new technologies in our Global Breeding programs. As part of the Development and Deployment platform, this position will focus on deployment of new breeding analytics and methodologies through cross-collaborations with global pipelines and technical teams. The outcomes of this work should significantly influence and impact the future design of ongoing breeding programs. The Design Scientist will have access to state of the art analytics platforms, genomics, and high throughput phenotyping tools. As part of the Analytics and Pipeline Design team, this role will collaborate extensively with data scientists and breeding teams across R&D. The position will learn from, participate in, and contribute to R&D across the Global Breeding organization on all row crops across geographies. 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: ??? Accelerating the implementation and optimization of advanced breeding models and workflows with breeding pipeline partners for varietal crops across North America and globally ??? Partnering with technical domain experts and regional breeding pipelines to maximize innovation and adoption of new tools and techniques that drive breeding program design ??? Leading deployment projects, analyzing results, and reporting research findings and recommendations to key stakeholders and leadership teams ??? Coordinating and communicating with planning teams and enablement teams across global enabling functions to execute large scale validation experiments ??? Participating as a contributing member of global and regional initiative teams working on scaling enhancements towards genetic gain and operational efficiencies ??? Traveling to meet with breeding teams and field sites ??? Attending scientific conferences and networking with external thought leaders to continuously expand knowledge of new innovations in digital agriculture, plant breeding, and genetics Qualifications:Required Education and Skills/Experience: ??? Minimum of a PhD in Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Horticulture, Data Science, Genomics, Computational Biology or related life science field ??? Prior experience demonstrating success developing comprehensive plans and delivering results through effective project leadership ??? Experience in statistics and experimental design ??? Track-record of creatively defining key results and driving technical business solutions both independently and through cross-functional project teams ??? Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (both written and oral) with proven ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, precise and actionable manner to diverse teams at all levels of the organization ??? Experience building consensus and leading teams through influence while working with strict deadlines in a highly demanding and agile environment ??? Ability to contingency plan and risk-adjust to meet timelines and deliver results ??? Ability to travel independently up to 25% (domestic and international) with overnight stays and extended assignments Desired Education and Skills/Experience: ??? Experience working with highly technical teams in computational statistics, computational mathematics, predictive analytics/machine learning, and/or process optimization and translating into workflows and insights ??? Five or more years of experience in genomics and/or quantitative genetics ??? Five or more years of experience conducting large scale field trials ??? Familiarity with Cloud computing platforms GitHub and/or AWS ??? Experience with R, Perl and/or Python 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.