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Scientist I-Entomology

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Job Title: Scientist I-Entomology
Location: UNION CITY, TN, South United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Scientist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Scientist I


The primary responsibilities of this role, Scientist I-Entomology, are to:

    Motivate and manage contingent workforce, planning daily, weekly and monthly tasks and maintenance to support rearing of multiple sensitive and specialty insect colonies;
    Coordinate work across peers and contingent workforce to ensure delivery of production goals;
    Be accountable for cross-functional work and interfacing with various insectary partners to forecast demand and optimize insect delivery based on timing, capacity and priority;
    Solve complex problems requiring original thinking and deductive reasoning and the application of scientific principles to the design and interpretation of scientific experiments;
    Lead rearing workflow optimization and method validation projects using multiple data sources;
    Use specialized knowledge, the broad application of scientific principles, current literature and professional networks when identifying and implementing process improvements;
    Prepare and communicate reports with large data sets for supervisor review, under time constraints, across multiple projects including experimental results, production KPIs, cost/benefit analysis and lab related issues;
    Prioritize and coordinate work within a team and provides training to contingent workforce, maintaining detailed records and required documentation;
    Comply with Biosafety/Stewardship regulations following Bayers policies and guidelines, including Quality Management System;
    Demonstrate commitment to safety and adherence to safety protocols and best practices;
    Assist team members in rearing activities or planning and executing assays when necessary;
    Thrive on meeting challenges, insists on high quality deliverables, demonstrate effective problem-solving skills and possesses the ability to build productive internal and external relationships;
    Take initiative in keeping current with literature in areas of assignment and in areas of professional interest.


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:

  • Bachelors degree in Agronomy, Biology, Entomology or related areas with at least five years of relevant experience;

  • Masters degree in Agronomy, Biology, Entomology or related areas and at least two years of relevant experience;

  • Strong entomology, insect rearing or related acumen with the ability to design experiments and interpret data;

  • Experience with ISO/Quality Management Systems and defining/using Key Performance Indicators to measure lab and workflow health;

  • Experience working under USDA PPQ permitted conditions;

  • Experience conducting field testing in corn, soy, and/or cotton;

  • Proficiency working with computers and Microsoft Office;

  • Experience working effectively in a team environment;

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills.

Relocation may be available for this role.

Reference Code:
Crop Science

Functional Area:
Biotechnology R&D
Position Grade:
Employment Type:

Contact Us Address
E-Mail Pittsburgh, PA 15205-9741
1-888-473-1001, Option 5

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Job Post Date: 08/11/20
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