9 days ago


Durham, NC


Greenhouse Plant Scientist - (18026661) 
About Syngenta
Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.
About Us
Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. We are currently seeking a Greenhouse Plant Scientist for the Greenhouse Corn Team in the Research Triangle Parkway area of NC.
You will help meet the world’s most pressing needs by:
  • Conducting biology and trait research activities in greenhouses, growth chambers, and laboratories
  • Own protocol development to optimize operational efficiency associated with plant care and seed production
  • Deliver project milestones using science based approaches
  • Subject matter expert in plant biology for major field crops
  • Initiate and monitor environmental controls in growth rooms
  • Design, test and implement innovative ideas and concepts to optimize plant growth and development
  • Make observations and record data in databases and other record keeping tools
  • Stay current on developments in greenhouse technology through literature, seminars, and workshops
  • Perform activities including planting, watering, tissue sampling, pollination, harvesting, seed processing, seed inventory management, and shipments
  • Monitor supply inventory and order consumables
  • Scout and apply pesticides and biologicals to control diseases and pests
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a closely related field required
  • 3-5 years working with greenhouse and biotechnology in a professional setting
  • Work 40 hours per week during weekdays, weekends and holidays
  • Excellent knowledge of plant biology and plant physiology
  • Knowledge of greenhouse equipment and operations
  • Ability to identify plant diseases and pests
  • Excellent record keeping skills and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Must be authorized to work for Syngenta in the United States without work authorization sponsorship
Preferred Requirements
  • Ability to work with a variety of crops
  • Demonstrated ability and motivation to work in unsupervised situations
  • Computer skills such as working with databases, environmental controls, and Microsoft Office
What We Offer:
  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
  • 401k 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 others
  • A 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, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
Primary Location: USA-North Carolina-Durham 
Job: R&D - Research