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Research Specialist - Rapid Germplasm Delivery


Woodland, CA, West United States, USA



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

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At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.


Research Specialist - Rapid Germplasm Delivery 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Research Specialist – Rapid Germplasm Delivery, are to:


  • Lead and deliver specific cell biology related workflows including double haploid plant production, regeneration and single cell technologies and other relevant techniques;
  • Solve problems of routine to moderate scope requiring original thinking and deductive reasoning of diverse procedures within specialized production technologies;
  • Use specialized scientific techniques to contribute to experiments and process improvements related to cell biology technologies;
  • Follow Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), regulations and guidelines to maintain a safe work environment;
  • Manage operation of research equipment, note taking, data management with internal Information Technology (IT) systems, comply with regulated seed stewardship standards, complete and/or participate in safety inspections/training and comply with all policies and standard operating procedures;
  • Supervise, coordinate and train temporary employees. Maintain detailed records and required documentation;
  • Interact with a variety of stakeholders and supporting groups, including research, breeding and technology development;
  • Organize and report specialized reports, including analyzing and interpreting the results of experiments, production Key Product Indicators (KPIs) and lab related issues to partners and key stakeholders;
  • Take initiative in keeping current with developments in specialized areas.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required qualifications:


  • Master of Science in Cell Biology, Crop Science, Horticulture, Plant Breeding, Biology or related field of study, or Bachelor of Science with at least two years of relevant experience, or at least 10 years of relevant experience without a degree;
  • Experience in tissue culture, cell culture and continuous process improvement;
  • Outstanding organizational skills, detail oriented with the ability to balance multiple tasks and achieve deadlines;
  • Demonstrated experience working in a collaborative team-based environment;
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal; proficiency in English;
  • Strong self-direction and ability to make decisions and find solutions;
  • Experience with both standard Microsoft Office computer and software systems used in scientific data analysis, with the ability to quickly learn new software programs and tools.




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. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
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. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: Woodland     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 697381     
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Job Post Date: 08/06/22
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