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Crop Physiology & Weed Control Post Doctorate (req# 799379) with Bayer in Chesterfield (St. Louis Area) MO

Type of position Industry Post Doctorate
Employer Bayer
Description of Employer Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer.
Location Chesterfield (St. Louis Area) MO
Salary Salary is commensurate with skills, education and experience
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Closing date of competition 09/08/2023
Date position available 11/01/2023
Description of duties

The primary responsibilities of this role, Crop Physiology & Weed Control Post Doctorate, are:

Identify, design, develop, and implement process improvements for testing of plants in order to more efficiently evaluate the impact of traits, gene edits, biologicals, and/or chemistries on plant growth and development and/or nutrient usage efficiency under greenhouse or growth chamber conditions;

Optimize workflows, validate methods and design & conduct experiments in collaboration with statisticians, imaging specialists, data scientists, and/or other technical experts;

Demonstrate good judgment when identifying and implementing process improvements;

Solve complex problems autonomously requiring original thinking, creativity, and deductive reasoning and the application of scientific principles on the design and interpretation of scientific experiments;

Be responsible for performing multiple experimental protocols under supervision;

Use prior training, specialized knowledge, current and pertinent scientific literature in relevant technologies, and consultation with subject-matter experts to identify solutions and contribute to research projects and/or publications;

Prioritize and coordinate work within a matrixed testing environment maintaining detailed record keeping and required documentation;

Achieve commitment to safety and compliance, adhering to safety protocols and best practices;

Thrive on meeting challenges, insist on high quality deliverables, work and solve problems independently, and have proven ability to influence others outside of direct management line to accomplish key goals.

Qualifications sought

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. with relevant experience in Plant Physiology, Weed Science, Plant Biotechnology, Crop Science, Plant Pathology, or closely related Life Science degree (Defended by January 31st, 2024);

Practical experience designing and implementing experiments to evaluate plant phenotype, growth, physiology, biology, nutrient utilization, and/or yield components under controlled environments (greenhouses, growth chambers, etc.);

Experience working in highly collaborative environment and effectively communicating research findings with audiences from diverse technical backgrounds;

Proficient at analyzing data and interpreting results from complex statistical designs; Strong cross-cultural sensitivity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient and practical expertise in imaging hardware and imaging analysis software for plant phenotyping;

Prior experience with automated systems for biological data capture with plants;

Prior experience programming in R, Python, and/or closely related software.

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Additional Information Domestic relocation may be available for this role.
Visa Sponsorship may be available for this role.
Position may include opportunity to work up to 20% remote.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.
Bayer is an E-Verify Employer.

Position will be located in Chesterfield, Missouri (St. Louis area).
The employment type for this role is limited and has a duration not to exceed 24 months.