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.
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 an Applied Genetics Scientist- Molecular Breeding based in Durham, North Carolina or Stanton, Minnesota to join our Vegetables and Flowers Seeds Development team.
You will help meet the world’s most pressing needs to:
Discover, deliver and deploy traits in breeding pipelines to deliver on TPPs Enable marker-assisted workflow to accelerate trait introduction and integration Design and deploy genomic resources and platforms to enable trait and germplasm initiatives
Lead or participate in trait discovery and development projects including planning, design, coordination, and execution in partnership with Trait Development and Germplasm Development teams. Engage in external collaborations when applicable and regularly report on research outcomes and project advancement. Drive phenotypic and genotypic data analysis such as genetic mapping, genome-wide association, and genomic prediction to derive trait insights. Explore innovative methods for the identification of novel favorable alleles for target traits aligned with product profiles and market segments needs. Contribute to the development and transfer of marker assays to laboratories and engage in continuous improvement of marker-trait associations. Drive design of genotyping platforms, deployment of genomic resources/technologies and curation of relevant tools. Drive enablement and implementation of marker-assisted workflows for trait deployment, and ensure proper germplasm advancement, within budget and timeframe. Work closely with Germplasm Development teams to optimize use of markers in breeding programs and contribute to germplasm development strategies. Develop deep understanding of the crops and respective market segments to ensure successful application of technology Keep up to date with internal and external scientific advancements in germplasm, breeding and genetics methodologies and genomics and analytics toolbox. Propose and lead development of new tools, protocols and methods, and share experience across crops and functions. Secure intellectual property as appropriate and maintain awareness of intellectual property landscape in relevant crops.
PhD in Plant Breeding and Genetics or related field, plus 0-2 years’ experience. Expertise in mendelian, quantitative and molecular genetics, breeding methods, statistics and experimental design, and relevant technologies Critical Experience
Strong background on experimental design and data analysis using statistical methods Advanced data fluency, including experience with open-source programming languages Demonstrated skills in analysis of large, diverse and complex datasets, and data visualization Critical Technical, Professional and Personal Capabilities
Strong communication skills, and ability to distill complex concepts and deliver clear messages to non-expert audience Demonstrated creativity in problem solving and ability to drive innovation Strong initiative, results orientation, and ability to collaborative effectively in cross-disciplinary teams
Travel within region and internationally up to 5-10%
Employee may, as part of his/her role and maybe through multifunctional teams, participates in the creation and design of innovative solutions. In this context, Employee may contribute to inventions, designs, other work product, including know-how, copyrights, software, innovations, solutions, and other intellectual assets.
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 Open Vacation Policy with a minimum of 15 days of vacation and up to 30 days with manager approval, 9 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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