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Job Title:

R&D Group Leader 1


Vero Beach, FL, 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. 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.


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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 R&D Group Leader 1 in Vero Beach, Florida. To provide effective leadership and direction to build and maintain a highly motivated weed control group at the Vero Beach Research Center VBRC in order to support the CP R&D strategy

Design, initiate, and conduct research projects including lab, greenhouse, and field studies. 



    Provide leadership to team members; motivate, coach, and assign research activities. Active participant on special projects and/or teams. Support VBRC initiatives and the CPD Strategies.  Promote operational excellence and optimization of assets through management of group budget and equipment. Plan and complete all research programs, special problem-solving projects, and off-season support activities. Develop trial methodology and protocols, interpret results, and provide recommendations for further work or product uses Identify and pursue opportunities to add value to products in the marketplace at the regional and global level.  Lead and conduct research and development of new active ingredients. Seek project requests from all internal customers, prioritize and balance the workload of the group in line with company priorities Provide support to the Sales team in the form of tech info, training, and presentations.  Conduct problem solving projects to address market issues. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of grower needs and perspectives and their relationship to Syngenta activities Works toward a One Team One Plan mindset within team and VBRC.


    Must be authorized to work in the Unites States Ph.D. in a Biological Science Weed Sci., Entomology, Plant Pathology, or Nematology, plus at least 3 years exp. or a MS degree with 7 years of R&D experience. And, typically has a career path in leadership. In depth knowledge of the products, crops, markets, and methods of research associated for the indication.  Broad knowledge of technologies, modes of action, and resistance management.  In depth knowledge of the products, crops, markets, and methods of research associated for the indication.  Excellent oral and written communication and computer skills.  Good ability to foster teamwork and balance workload/resources within the group. Strong planning, organizing, and problem-solving skills. Exhibits and implements a continuous improvement mindset, out of box thinking Particularly skilled in interacting and communicating with internal and external customers and the VBRC team as a whole Travel Requirements – 10- 15 %

What We Offer:

    A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development, and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts your first day 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 other benefits 

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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Job Post Date: 06/17/22
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