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.
Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world to meet the challenge of producing food for a growing population and taking care of our planet. We are currently seeking a Scientific Expert in Seedcare Disease Control for the Chemical Research Biology group in Stein AG.
Syngenta is investing in biologicals and shifting part of the Research effort into developing an holistic approach to Plant health and Soil Health. The position will be integrated in a group of scientists working on better understanding how to protect the seeds from pathogens in the soil through direct or indirect effect of chemicals or biologicals, including how to influence the establishment and health of the seedlings through studying the broad interactions happening below ground between pathogens, seeds and seedlings and the rest of the soil microbiome.
As Project Biologist actively contributes to the Project Science Plans in order to deliver the Biology Profile of chemicals or biologicals under study
Ensure the testing methods are fitting to address the biological performance questions for the different research targets and develop new ones to meet this need whenever relevant
Initiates, implements and leads experiments in line with the projects science plans
Analyzes research data and presents conclusions in detailed reports and presentations.
Use project management knowledge and tools in order to optimize efficiency and progress towards project delivery.
Together with group lead and peer Scientific Experts & Team Leads plans and prioritizes group teamwork slate and experiments.
Actively understand technology progress and dedicate resources to evaluate the potential for its applicability in the Biology Function and propose new ideas and projects
Collaborate with internal Syngenta peers in different functions and within external global collaborations (CROs, academics).
Be an active member of the scientific community mainly internally and establish a work relevant network externally.
Enhance Syngenta brand through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentation at international scientific meetings.
Ensure compliance of HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) to Syngenta standards, encourage and propagate best practice.
PhD and Postdoc in Plant Pathology, with a robust background and experience in soil microbiology and agronomy. Plant/seed physiology would be a plus
Experience in seed or agrochemical industry or in agrochemicals/biologicals testing facilities would be a plus
Project management basics
Effective communication and collaboration skills
Digital and technology savvy
Fluent English written and spoken (B2-C1 level)
Capability to constructive challenge other scientists and innovate
What we offer:
Contribute to valuable and impactful work for the agriculture of the future, in a stimulating international environment -> #bringingplantpotentialtolife
An open, multicultural and pleasant working environment with state of the art facilities
Flat hierarchy and an open culture
An attractive benefit package
Continuous professional development and high scientific standards are foundations of our culture
Interested? We are looking for your application!
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