Head of Genetic & Genomic Innovation Development

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Job Title: Head of Genetic & Genomic Innovation Development
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.


Head of Genetic & Genomic Innovation Development 




The primary responsibilities of this role, Head of Genetic and Genomic Innovation Development, are to: 


  • Lead the development of short, medium and long-term strategies and scientific plans for genome editing and related areas of genomic research to transform the global row crops seeds pipeline;
  • Lead the development of a comprehensive intellectual property strategy for scientific and operational areas related to genome editing;
  • Lead the development, with other teams in breeding, of plans for resources (including people, Information Technology (IT), infrastructure) needed to support the genome editing strategy;
  • Partner with OISP(Open Innovation and Strategic Partnerships) and Biotechnology teams to identify opportunities for external partnerships and collaborations to develop key capabilities for genome editing;
  • Partner with vegetable research and development (R&D) and Biotechnology teams to build cross functional opportunities for genome editing;
  • Partner with other functions working on genetic evaluation, genome design, precision breeding, genomics, and data science to ensure collaborative development of complementary tools and techniques;
  • Key contributor to product design strategies across crops and technologies;
  • Ensure employee development, including growth opportunities for key high potential individuals and senior scientists, strong succession, change management and talent planning efforts to prepare for future transformation within the function and workforce;
  • Lead and contribute to other global breeding strategies and Long Range Planning (LRP);
  • Ensure that these goals and deliverables are aligned with high level functional goals and commercial goals.




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:


  • PhD degree in Population or Evolutionary Genetics , Genomics, Biostatistics, Statistical Genetics, Bioinformatics, or a related field with at least 10 years of technology leadership;
  • At least five years of experience in leading teams with demonstrated leadership effectiveness in driving technical strategy, innovation and developing people;
  • Strong knowledge of advanced breeding technologies, advanced analytics and information technologies, genetic evaluations, genomics and/or quantitative genetics with a proven track record of driving innovation;
  • Strong ability in collaborating and building cross-functional partnerships to solve business or technical problem.




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: 632149     
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Email: hrop_usa@bayer.com 
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Job Post Date: 05/22/22
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