Greenhouse Senior Scientist - Plant Biology

Syngenta Global

Durham, NC

Durham, NC, US
Durham, NC
12 days ago
Greenhouse Senior Scientist - Plant Biology - (18032608) 
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 Senior Scientist – Plant Biology, for the Research and Development Pipeline Technologies team located in Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina. As a Greenhouse Senior Scientist, you will develop efficient and innovative processes and protocols for plant care, seed production, trait efficacy assessment and characterization in laboratories, growth facilities and field.
You will help meet the world’s most pressing needs by:
  • Independently designing and conducting experiments to generate research materials, technical reports and scientifically sound interpretations and recommendations
  • Working in a function and project matrix environment to plan, coordinate and execute biological research with major field crops
  • Contributing expertise and knowledge relevant to trait development and trait characterization
  • Interact with scientists and technical staff to coordinate and lead trait efficacy testing in growth facilities and field to support trait projects
  • Develop innovative methodologies and improve existing process in trait efficacy assessment
  • Lead or participate on project team and work streams in scientific research
  • Maintain accurate experimental records according to company policies with outstanding attention to detail
  • Protect novel findings through submission of invention disclosure
  • Manage, supervise, and mentor other employees within the functional group
  • Scout and apply pesticides for disease and pest control
  • May have supervisory responsibilities and lead multi-disciplinary work streams and projects
  • Work 40 hours per week during weekdays and weekend
  • Perform all activities in accordance with the Syngenta Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy
  • Master’s degree or higher, in crop sciences or closely related field from an accredited university
  • Prior experience working in GM/GE (Genetically Modified/Genetically Engineered) trait characterization trialing in field or greenhouse
  • Excellent knowledge of plant biology, plant physiology, and agronomy
  • Understanding of genetics, plant breeding and biotechnologies
  • Knowledge of greenhouse equipment and operations
  • Must be authorized to work for Syngenta in the United States without work authorization sponsorship
Preferred Requirements
  • Prior experience working with greenhouse or field trials
  • Experience working with a major field crop such as corn, soybean, or wheat
  • Ability to identify plant diseases and pests
  • Demonstrated ability and motivation to work independently and supervise junior team members
  • Computer skills such as databases, environmental controls, and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent record keeping skills and demonstrated attention to detail
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.
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Primary Location: USA-North Carolina-Durham 
Job: R&D - Research 

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