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Associate Research Scientist II

Company: Syngenta
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 11, 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:



Work
with limited supervision on innovative Reproductive Biology research
projects. Ensure that bench level work
assignments are carried out effectively and accurately; develop new methods and
proposal new directions as needed. Provide stable, consistent performance in
diverse laboratory exercises (after training, where needed).





Essential Duties &
Responsibilities:



  • Experience
    with tissue culture, confocal microscopy, and molecular biology (DNA/RNA)
  • At
    least 3-5 years of experience conducting experiments in wet-lab, controlled
    growth and field environments
  • Experience
    independently planning and executing research, including presenting results and
    planning next steps
  • Analytical
    and communication skills in interpreting and presenting study results
  • Proficiency
    in use of standard software and familiarity with databases (e.g. TAIR,
    maizeGDB, Sequencher)
  • Demonstrated
    problem-solving ability in the context of plant biotechnology research
  • Effectively
    implement and report results of studies.
  • Perform
    plant studies independently or as part of a team
  • Demonstrated
    ability to solve complex problems through innovative approaches
  • Advanced
    expertise of principles and activities in genetics experimental setup
  • Proficiency
    in use of standard software and familiarity with databases
  • Demonstrated
    experience in working effectively as a member of a dynamic technical team
  • Flexibility
    in handling new job assignments and achieve results in a rapidly changing work
    environment






























    .Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's
      degree in biology related field
    • Master's
      degree in plant biology or related field
    • (optional)
      Ph.D. in plant biology or related field
    • Principals
      of plant genetics and development
    • Knowledge
      of principals of gene editing and mutational analysis
    • Knowledge
      of basic plant reproductive biology















      Additional Knowledge,
      Skills, Traits & Abilities:



      • Analytical
        and communication skills in interpreting and presenting study results
      • Innovative,
        creative and motivated
      • Demonstrated
        experience in working effectively as a member of a dynamic technical team
      • Sincere
        and long-standing interest in plant biology or agricultural research
      • High
        level of personal integrity, which means faithfully executes of experiments and
        documents mistakes or variations in the procedure that may impact results,
        appropriate documents results, observes safety procedures
      • Evident
        personal passion for basic biology and applied biology research for the
        improvement of agriculture
      • Experience
        working without immediate supervision; willingness to work alone and make
        decisions independently or via consultation with others on the best methods, if
        those methods are not prescribed by a validated protocol
      • Willingness
        to handle both project management tasks as well as laboratory / greenhouse
        scientific activities


























        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)



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        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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