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Technical Expert

Company: Syngenta
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Job Description:

About Syngenta
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company

helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make

better use of available resources. Through

world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90

countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from

degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.


About this Job:




As a Technical Expert in Syngenta's Product Safety Molecular

Characterization group you will provide technical expertise in molecular

characterization to support the maintenance and development of seed trait

products (including genetically modified crops and genome edited crops). The position demands

wide-ranging knowledge of molecular biology and a realistic appreciation of how

to solve problems in relation to regulatory questions through data development.

Essential Duties &

Responsibilities:


  • Lead projects and/or represent Product Safety in

    multi-disciplinary global product development teams, providing expert advice

    with both a local and global view to designing testing programs and strategies

    to create business benefit
  • Determine data requirements for specific products; design, conduct

    and/monitor studies; understand, interpret, integrate and use results in

    risk/safety assessments
  • Write and review study protocols and reports
  • Develop solutions to technical problems associated with the

    characterization of genetic material in genetically modified crops. Assure testing procedures meet international

    standards where applicable
  • Prepare

    and advocate technical positions to stakeholders within Syngenta and to

    regulators as needed
  • Share expertise, knowledge and data with internal

    stakeholders. Act as an expert resource

    to Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs on Genome Editing and associated

    characterization methods as they relate to the molecular characterization of

    agricultural crop products
  • Participate in seminars, workshops, training courses and

    professional association conferences to maintain up-to-date knowledge,

    contribute to the development of your science area as it relates to product

    safety and to identify potential opportunities and issues
  • Remain abreast of the Regional and Global guidelines related to

    molecular characterization
  • Represent Syngenta through participation in professional

    organizations, industry wide task forces and work groups for science topics

    that are important to Syngenta
  • Share work externally through scientific publications, meetings

    with regulators and presentations to external audiences
  • Provide training and other technical advice to other

    colleagues


    .Qualifications:




    • An advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in Molecular Biology or a related

      subject is required.
    • The position typically requires an

      individual with at least 6 years of relevant experience.
    • Experience

      operating under GLP and to retain high quality standards, is an advantage.



      Additional Knowledge,

      Skills, Traits & Abilities:

      • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US
      • Minimal travel requirements: 5&
      • A minimum of 2 years in current position is required

        (requirement for internal applicants only)
      • Syngenta Crop Protection - Research & Development



        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.

        Syngenta Contact Information:

        If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the

        Service Desk at sta_support.northamerica@syngenta.com

        Family

        and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
        (http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm)
        Equal

        Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)
        (http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/firststep/poster_direct.htm)
        Employee

        Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
        (http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppa.htm)

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