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Job Title: Senior Scientist
Location: Chesterfield, MO, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Bayer
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Technician
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Senior Scientist


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

    Manage the collection, evaluation and dissemination of product-related dietary exposure and risk information in support of NAFTA and global business operations ensuring continued product registrations, employee, and customer protection, and compliance with U.S., Canadian, Latin American, Australian, and other international government regulations;
    Assess potential threats to the BCS product portfolio by anticipating real or perceived safety concerns that result from the development of new data, implementation of constantly changing international regulatory policies and increasing efforts by NGOs to mislead the public, regulators and elected officials;
    Advise NA and global business groups on potential issues impacting dietary exposure and Human Safety and identify strategies to minimize the potential impacts of these threats on product sales/profitability;
    Provide global strategy and expertise in the technical areas of global residue study design, MRL, harmonization, import tolerance requirements, and dietary risk assessment, aligning that expertise with functional and company objectives to achieve solutions leading to higher quality data and more refined (higher tier) safety assessments required to support product registrations and global freedom to operate;
    Provide input into the strategic planning and design of experimental dietary exposure work performed by internal and external laboratory partners to ensure high quality and cost effective studies that meet international scientific and regulatory standards;
    Support BCS and industry efforts to influence the national and international implementation of new regulatory policies on dietary exposure and human safety ensuring that principles of sound science and risk-based decision making are employed;
    Provide expertise in plant and animal metabolism, primary crop, rotational crop, livestock and bee specific residue exposure to support BCS stewardship, legal, sustainability and communications initiatives;
    Be an active member of the Human Safety team in support of NA and Global Development objectives;
    Provide strategic direction and technical consultation to internal customers, state and federal regulatory agencies (EPA/PMRA) for product registration dietary exposure issues in Human Safety while contributing in other areas of technical focus with emphasis on close integration with Regulatory Toxicology and Non-Dietary Exposure in DNA and in Global Development;
    Operate within BCS global network as a strategic leader within Human Safety;
    Ensure that NA risk concerns are fully integrated into global development strategies and that threats from elsewhere in the world are fully incorporated into NA activities;
    Support global product development and registration efforts outside of NA when appropriate, with particular emphasis on trade enabling activities.


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:

  • B.S. with a at leastten years relevant experience or M.S. with a at least eight years relevant experience or Ph.D. with at least four years relevant experience, (all years of experience in plant and animal metabolism, analytical chemistry, residue chemistry, agricultural science or a related science), and a working knowledge of non-dietary safety and risk assessment, toxicology, environmental fate, exposure modeling and environmental risk assessment gained either in technical or managerial roles;

  • Understanding of conducting human or environmental safety assessments for agricultural chemicals along with demonstrated technical leadership skills;

  • Understanding of agricultural, professional and consumer product use to enable the identification of feasible and cost-effective risk management options;

  • Knowledge of the EPA and PMRA regulatory process as it relates to the evaluation of human exposure, hazard and risk assessment;

  • Technical expert in metabolism and residue chemistry as it relates to human exposure and safety;

  • Capable of technical participation intask forces, professional associations and trade association activities responsible for improving pesticide safety evaluation methodologies, strategies and regulations;

  • Proven ability to apply broad expertise to problems outside of normal experience to arrive at innovative strategies and solutions to support BCS businesses.


Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. 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.


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Job Post Date: 02/24/21
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