Genome Editing Lead

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Job Title: Genome Editing Lead
Location: Chesterfield, MO, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
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.


Genome Editing Lead 



The Genome Editing role leads a team of scientists in the discovery, development, and implementation of novel genome engineering tools to significantly accelerate the rate of product improvement and the deployment of traits and genome-edited products.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Genome Editing Lead, are to:


  • Lead a team of scientists in the development of new technology and techniques which significantly accelerate our ability to deploy improved genetics;
  • Serve as a thought leader for truly innovative ideas for long term impact on product design;
  • Partner with other functions working on genome design, precision breeding, genomics, and data science to ensure collaborative development of tools and techniques;
  • Contribute as a member of initiative teams working on multiple Global Breeding strategy areas;
  • Develop strong partnerships with other teams in Global Breeding and Biotechnology to ensure broad utility and impact of results;
  • Develop a broad knowledge of global internal and external advances and plan pertaining to genome biology and technology;
  • Ensure alignment with regulatory, patent scientists, and operations.




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


Required qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, genetics or biochemistry, or a related field with at least 8 years of industry experience.
  • At least 2 years of experience leading scientists;
  • Demonstrated track record of solving challenging and complex problems;
  • Experience in method development and the ability to define and implement desired technical strategies;
  • Exceptional leadership, verbal and written communication, and problem-solving skills will be required to negotiate scope/resources, manage, and project status, and synchronize activities with team members, stakeholders, and management.


Domestic relocation is offered for this role.









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.  
Location: Chesterfield     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 630018     
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Job Post Date: 05/24/22
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