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Technical Scientist I


Monroeville, NJ, Mid-Atlantic United States, USA



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Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

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Full Time

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About Syngenta Flowers

Syngenta Flowers is one of the largest wholesale breeders of flower seed and cuttings in the world – developing and producing flower seeds and cuttings for growers internationally. Syngenta Flowers is dedicated to the breeding of innovative flower varieties that offer outstanding performance in the professional greenhouse, at retail, in the landscape and in the home garden. In addition to best-in-class genetics, we support industry professionals with outstanding customer service, in-depth cultural information, flexible and exciting marketing programs, and a deep understanding of plants from many points of view.


About Us

We invite you to help us shape the future of floriculture. At Syngenta Flowers, we believe every employee has a role to play in bringing plant potential to life and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the Commercial Management team is seeking a Technical Scientist. Support the Technical Team by executing assigned projects related to floriculture crop culture research, new product form testing, problem solving, product claim validation in support of new product introductions at our external trialing site at Lucas Greenhouses in Monroeville, NJ.




    Support the Technical Team to develop foundational insights into strategic and tactical plant performance metrics including but not limited to propagation performance, growth habit, flowering response, fertility response, temperature sensitivity, day-length sensitivity, postharvest, garden performance, and related characteristics Perform assigned technical trialing to generate information required for data-driven product launches, crop culture research, new innovations, and quality improvements, etc. Coordinate the daily and weekly operational tasks at the trial site keeping the Growing Team informed of projects Support activities related to the growing of plants for trials including propagation, transplanting, irrigation, fertilizer, plant growth regulator application, plant maintenance, etc. Manage inventory of trial supplies and inform manager when ordering in needed Work with Technical Manager to schedule and design technical trials and to ensure they are executed according to written protocols Manage, monitor, and record daily activities for technical trialing e.g., trial setup, crop culture, chemical applications, data collection, etc. Collect trial data and photos for assigned trials and organize so information can be interpreted by Technical Manager and other teams Mix and apply chemicals as needed to support the growing of plants for trials Support Technical Team with summarizing trial results and translating complex technical information into practical formats Communicate with onsite Growing Team, regional Product Managers, Breeders, and Technical Services on progress of technical trials, data generated, and results Provide knowledge exchange with the other departments e.g., Sales, Technical Services, Marketing, Supply Chain, etc. to ensure the latest technical information is shared among teams Maintain high scientific standards and analytical capabilities, including experimental design & reporting, standardized metrics, and code of scientific ethics Ensure all HSES and phytosanitary protocols are implemented, followed, and enforced Aide the Technical Team in supporting the Patent, Legal, Regulatory and Trademark activities



Critical knowledge

  • M.S. degree in Horticulture, Floriculture, Plant Science or related field preferred
  • B.S. degree in Horticulture, Floriculture, Plant Science or related field required
  • Must be able to understand both R&D and commercial grower processes

Critical experience

    At least 2 years of experience in a horticulture research environment Working experience in greenhouse operations, live-good production, and horticultural sciences


Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities

    Excellent communication skills written/verbal Proficient in basic computer programs e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint, Power Point, etc. Motivation and drive for continuous crop quality improvement and efficiency Ability to manage time and prioritize activities Outstanding team player Very structured Highly analytical Great problem solving skills Extremely responsive

Additional information

    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.


Family and Medical Leave Act FMLA


Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC


Employee Polygraph Protection Act EPPA



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Job Post Date: 05/08/22
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