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Trialing Research Associate 1


Chicago, IL, Midwest United States, USA



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Industry Type:

Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

Career Type:

Researcher/Research & Development

Job Type:

Full Time

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About Syngenta

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 Trialing Research Associate 1 for the Soybean Trialing Operations Team in Malta, IL. This position will initially be remote with some on-site requirements at our Clinton, IL facility. Syngenta is currently in the ground breaking stage for our New Research facility in Malta, IL. Once that facility is complete, this position will be 100% on-site in Malta, IL.   


You will help meet the world’s most pressing needs by:

    Support local trialing efforts to create superior products Assist the Trialing Manager’s targeted goals for precision, accuracy and efficiency to obtain the highest quality data delivered in the designated timeframe.


    Function as an integral member of a team responsible for planting, plot maintenance, spraying, note taking and harvesting yield trials. Assist in operations activities of inventory management, packing, seed processing, hand harvest as needed Experience in the operation, adjustment, maintenance of and ability to do minor repairs on various plot equipment, including a planter, tractor, cultivator, sprayer, combine, truck and trailer is desirable. Operation and maintenance of agricultural machinery, and or agricultural research equipment. Performing all tasks and behaving in a manner compliant with and in support of all safety and stewardship related company policies and practices, including completing all required company training courses. Overseeing tasks completed by third-party contract labor to achieve desired results, e.g., phenotyping, pollinating, harvest Effectively communicating regularly with peers and supervisors regarding the status of projects and work activities. Work independently and occasional travel to off-site locations to accurately collect and manage data obtained from trials. Plant, spray, maintain and harvest crop trials to meet deadlines. Ability to complete objectives and tasks.


    High School Diploma or GED Required 2 years of relevant agriculture experience Experience in operating and maintaining agricultural machinery, and or agricultural research equipment. A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s history. Possess the ability and willingness to obtain a class A CDL, within 6 months from date of hire. A basic understanding of plant genetics and breeding. Clear understanding of the practices and procedures that affect trial data precision and accuracy. Understand and use of modern agronomic practices. Must be detail oriented, with an attention to accuracy. Must be authorized to work for Syngenta in the United States without work authorization sponsorship

Preferred Requirements

    Bachelor’s Degree in an agricultural related discipline highly preferred

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.


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Job Post Date: 10/27/21
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