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Plant Scientist


Durham, NC, South United States, USA



Industry Sector:


Industry Type:

Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

Career Type:

Researcher/Research & Development

Job Type:

Full Time

Minimum Years Experience Required:




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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. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.



About Us

At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, Greenhouse RTP group is currently seeking a Plant Scientist, to be located in Durham, North Carolina.



Role Purpose

•  Conduct biology and trait research activities in greenhouses, growth chambers, and laboratories

•  Seek opportunities to optimize operational efficiency associated with plant care and seed production

•  Deliver project milestones using science based approaches

•  Work 40 hours per week including weekend and holidays

•  Perform all activities in accordance with Syngenta Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy  




    Work independently and under limited supervision to plan and carry out experiments. Be responsible for initiating, evaluating, and implementing changes to established protocols as required by project needs. Deliver results in a fast-changing business environment. Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with multifunctional supporting groups and as part of teams. Compile and communicate regular reports on research progress. Contribute to inventions, publications, and new approaches to existing research activities.


    Minimum  of a  BS degree in biology or a closely related field Proficiency in use of standard Microsoft Office software Must be able work on a rotational basis as a weekend team member Willing to work on holidays as needed Demonstrated ability and motivation to work in unsupervised situations Ability to perform all physical aspects required in greenhouse activities Commitment and adherence to specific stewardship and quality management practices is essential Ability to identify plant pests and willing to obtain a NCDA pesticide license Function within a multiple team organization and contribute to a positive workforce




Preferred Requirements


    Prior experience working with greenhouse and biotechnology  



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, 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.


Family and Medical Leave Act FMLA


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC


Employee Polygraph Protection Act EPPA




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Job Post Date: 06/30/22
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