Corn Product Development Senior Scientist

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Job Title: Corn Product Development Senior Scientist
Location: Residence Based, Nationwide United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.


Corn Product Development Senior Scientist 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Corn Product Development Senior Scientist, are to:

  • Design, develop, implement, and execute technical strategy required for product development (from 1st year of yield trial testing to Commercialization) aligned with product concepts and portfolio needs to deliver genetic gain in the short and long term for breeding pipelines;
  • Interact with partners in Field Testing and Operations, Analytics and Pipeline Design, Product Design, Market Development and Regional Marketing to assure implementation of technical strategy for developing new commercial products;
  • Support global pipelines for product development in specified maturity zones;
  • Support new product launches with our national and regional brands as well as Market Development;
  • Support key projects on implementation of Precision Breeding technical innovations in product development in the region;
  • Integrate and lead multi-functional teams across home region and partners across other world regions to support innovation projects for Precision Breeding, with a key focus on driving genetic gain and product performance through digital transformation and new technology development and deployment;
  • Support the Health Safety and Environment, Compliance, Business Conduct and Human Rights policies and culture at the site;
  • Ensure the success of Breeding employees, pipelines, and operations by facilitating or leading technical expertise on projects to develop and optimize plant biology solutions and innovations for row crop breeding in alignment with Precision Breeding strategies that add value for the business;
  • Build and maintain relationships around the world to support and enhance the global landscape of plant biology technologies.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our life values. more specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. with 4 or more years of relevant experience OR Master's degree with 8 or more years of relevant experience OR Bachelor's degree with 10 or more years of relevant experience;
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in cross-functional and multi-cultural teams to achieve common goals;
  • Ability to lead and influence key stakeholders through challenges and opportunities by facilitating solutions;
  • Experience with automated phenotyping/remote sensing and the interpretation of imaging data;
  • Experience in analysis of large biological data sets, statistical genetics, and coding experience in R, Python or similar software;
  • Track record of driving results and innovation focused on solving business problems;
  • Customer-centricity, with proven record of identifying customer needs, prioritizing resources, and bringing timely and sustainable solutions;
  • Results orientation with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously;
  • Ability to travel independently domestically and internationally during peak seasons.


Preferred qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Master's degree in Agricultural Science, Pathology, Genetics, Crop Science, or Product Management.


Domestic relocation may be available for this role.

Sponsorship may be available for this role.

Position may be based in Chesterfield, MO (St. Louis area) or other approved Bayer site in Iowa or Illinois.

Position may include opportunity to work remotely 40-50%.






Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
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Division: Crop Science    
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Job Post Date: 05/24/22
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