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Trialing Research Associate 3


Malta, IL, Midwest 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.


About Us

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 3 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:

Delivering the highest quality field trial data through timely and accurate note collection and sound trial execution.

Assist with local trialing efforts to create superior products.

Surpass the Trialing Manager’s targeted goals by continuously innovating and driving optimal field trial management.


Oversee operational teams that include third-party contract labor and Syngenta full-time staff with planting, phenotyping, pollinating, harvest

Lead projects with impact on and across station/sites and provide formal and/or informal guidance, training, and support to other team members.

Solve complex and varied problems with a limited degree of supervision

Function as an integral member of a team responsible for the full range of seasonal activities related to conducting yield trials including but not limited to planning, actively communicating, packaging, planting, note taking and harvest.

Extensive knowledge on yield trialing processes/protocols with the ability to train if needed

Provide input to development of new process protocols / standards

Apply a broad perspective to problems and identify issues and patterns from partial conflicting data or information.

History of implementation of continuous improvements and new innovations.

Effectively communicate regularly with juniors, peers, and supervisors regarding the status of projects and work activities.

Receive and pass complex information on to required parties while making calculations and straightforward analysis as needed.

Complete work with a limited degree of supervision and/or work autonomously


Bachelor’s Degree in an agriculture-related discipline required.

Experienced working in the seed technology industry and using precision agriculture equipment and software systems.

Proficient at operating precision planting equipment and commercial or research combines.

Knowledge of best practices in agronomic management and plant breeding methodologies.

Proficiently communicate and work well as part of a diverse team.

CDL Class A with Airbrakes or ability and willingness to obtain.

Pesticide Applicators License Holder or ability and willingness to obtain.

Must be capable of working in high or low temperature conditions in a field or greenhouse with the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Must be able and willing to work long hours during time-critical periods of the growing season.

Must be authorized to work for Syngenta in the United States without work authorization sponsorship

Preferred Requirements

2 or more years of experience in a similar role


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: 06/03/22
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