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R&D Scientist 1 with Syngenta in Vero Beach, FL

Type of position Professional Industry Role
Employer Syngenta
Description of Employer 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.

Location Vero Beach, FL
Salary Based on skill level
Benefits What We Offer:
• Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts your first day
• 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing, STI Plans & 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
Closing date of competition 6/30/2019
Date position available 4/29/2019
Description of duties About this Job:

Part of a highly motivated research team at the Vero Beach Research Center, this role serves to design, initiate, and conduct quality greenhouse, lab, growth chamber, and field trials with a main focus of promoting new active ingredients or supporting current products to support the NA WC program. This role will provide technical support for registered products in support of Sales and Marketing efforts and also support the Global Herbicide Research Team through open communication and collaboration. Successful candidates must lead projects as field project coordinator (FPC), and communicate results to support both project development and sales.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and coordinate high quality trials, contributing to the biological profiling and label development of herbicides, GMO traits, and adjacent technology
  • Contribute to or lead project planning and defining experimental objectives; ensuring trial implementation; generating or acquiring data and information
  • Summarize trial data and provide recommendations, identify development opportunities for product label expansion or further research
  • Work with team members, Technical Product Leads and other stakeholders on trial design and implementation
  • Provide technical support and training; coordinate demonstration trials for training/education for internal and external persons, participate in various site tours for internal and external groups
  • Provide technical data and information from lab, greenhouse, and field trials in support of special local, state, regional, and national labeling actions
  • Travel requirements to support R&D activities – 10-15%
Qualifications sought Education & Experience: 

  • D. degree, or M.S. degree with commensurate experience (a minimum of 5 years) in weed science
  • Position requires substantial crop protection greenhouse and lab research experience, with a preferred focus in weed resistance management and/or auxin herbicide off-target movement
  • Applied field research experience is also preferred 

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities: 

  • Experience conducting weed control trials to evaluate herbicides with respect to efficacy, crop tolerance, soil behaviour, row crop agronomy (particularly cereals), and other related experimental techniques. Weed resistance and molecular assay work is critical to the success of this position
  • Experience with auxin herbicides and herbicide environmental fate is important to this role
  • Skilled at interacting and communicating with internal and external customers and peers
  • Excellent oral and written communication, and presentation skills, flexibility in shifting among projects
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Project and people leadership experience
  • Knowledge of statistical analyses
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Additional Information 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.
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