Plant Scientist 2 or 3 (Lettuce)

Company Name:
Yoh RPO supporting Syngenta
Appy online: http://jobs.syngenta.com/job/Gilroy-Plant-Scientist-2-or-3-Job-CA-95020/78062300/

Plant Scientist 2 or 3

Division: R&D (Crops)
Function: Vegetables, DFC, Cereals Production
City: Gilroy
State/Province: California CA
Country: United States US
Position Title: Plant Scientist 2 or 3
Job ID: 4940
Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with 28,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to one purpose: bringing plant potential to life. We contribute to addressing some of the planet's most critical issues such as the rising demand for food from a growing population.
Working for Syngenta offers you the opportunity to play a part in addressing one of the most urgent challenges facing global agriculture today where we need to feed 200,000 more people every day.
Come be part of our good growth plan: one planet, six commitments:
Make crops more efficient, rescue more farmland and help biodiversity flourish; empower smallholders, help people stay safe and look after each worker. Our work matters.
There has never been a better time to join Syngenta!
Role purpose :
- Initiates, directs and executes scientific research and/or development strategies to create profitable products in Romaine Lettuce
Accountabilities: :
- Research and/or develop genetic testing, analysis, and evaluation.
- Develop program strategy and participate in achieving strategies.
- Develop and coordinate the inbred line development.
- Coordinate screening and development of lines and end products.
- Develop, conduct and evaluate tolerance for species at seedling stage of growth.
- Develop, conduct and evaluate disease screening activities.
- Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products and problems in the enhancement of Syngenta's product offering and intellectual property position.
- Develop and secure intellectual property.
- Develop strategic IP plans
- Create innovative products via input and output traits not currently found in or at low or limited frequency in present breeding programs or in the marketplace.
- Develop and maintain excellent internal and external customer relationships.
- Serve as in-house consultant.
- Act as spokesperson on corporate research and development.
- Develop new relationships with downstream stakeholders.
- Maintain strong relationships with internal personnel.
- Develop and manage program personnel and budget
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Critical knowledge: :
- Uses professional concepts in accordance with company objectives to solve complex problems in creative and effective ways.
- Demonstrates success in technical proficiency, scientific creatively, collaboration with others and independent thoughts. Works on complex problems in which analysis of situation or date requires an in- depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining solutions
- May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and may provide guidance or supervision non-exempt or professional personnel.
Critical Experience :
- PhD preferred with 5-8 years related experience.
- MS degree with 8-10 years related experience.
- Knowledge of plant breeding, biotechnology, statistics and agriculture.
- Knowledge of plant pathology.
- Management experience
Critical Technical, Professional And Personal Capabilities :
- Professionalism including creation of an ethical, highly communicative and transparent, results oriented environment within the development team within Syngenta.
- Maintains broad knowledge of state of the art principles and theories.
- Ability to interact with people in a respectful, cooperative but assertive manner resulting in the achievement of program and company goals.
- Tenacity and independent decision-making ability to make the proper decisions that will result in increased profitability.
- Imaginative insight in the development of creative strategies and new practices while challenging the conventional practices.
- Demonstrate professional stewardship of germplasm.
- Maintain safe working conditions. At all times, conduct work personally and for those supervised with the utmost of worker safety in mind.
- Set and maintain high work standards for self and those supervised for efficiency and accountability for action as performed.
Critical Leadership Capabilities :
- Be Decisive
- Build Trust
- Know the Business
- Achieve Goals
- Communicate Effectively
- Promote Teamwork
- Encourage Innovation
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:
- Ability to innovate in the breeding processes.
- Assist in the development of statistics that address the real underlying data needs to convince customers of product value.
- Demonstrate increased crop profitability potential by capturing value traditionally and/or through innovative downstream activities.
Additional Information:
-All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
-Must sign a Non-Compete if offered this position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: May be required to lift up to 40 lbs.
Working Conditions While Performing Essential Functions :
Conditions are often dirty, dusty, and hot in combination with noisy equipment. Potential allergens-pollen, fungal spores, chemical pesticides in field or greenhouse. Exposure to high and low temperatures, sun, rain, and dust.
Significant domestic and international travel throughout key markets required.
EEO Statement
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto
Job Segment: Scientific, Medical, Pathology, SAP, Agronomy, Engineering, Healthcare, Technology, Agriculture
Appy online: http://jobs.syngenta.com/job/Gilroy-Plant-Scientist-2-or-3-Job-CA-95020/78062300/

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