Job Title:Breeding Project Lead, East Market – Downers Grove, Illinois Location:Downers Grove, IL, Midwest United States, USA Company:Syngenta Industry Sector:Agribusiness Industry Type:Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology Career Type:Analyst/Estimator Job Type:Full Time Minimum Years Experience Required:N/A Salary:Competitive
About SyngentaSyngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanitys most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.
At Syngenta, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture that provides leading seeds innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers. We are currently seeking a Breeding Project Lead (BPL) for the East Market located in Downers Grove, Illinois. The BPL will be focused on implementing strategies that aid in the development of commercially successful lines and hybrids and ensures all activities act to enhance genetic gain and the long-term success of the breeding program. They will contribute to the development of inbred lines and hybrid varieties of corn (103-117+ RM) that meet the performance targets set by the East Market Segment with input from the Product Placement Scientists and the business unit. The BPL also participates in nursery and hybrid testing related activities and the takes ownership of assigned areas in the breeding program.
Develop awareness of market needs for commercial products throughout East Market Segment area. Interactions with Product Placement Scientist colleagues and Sales/Commercial unit personnel to anticipate product performance gaps and contribute to a research plan to address these gaps
Using hybrid prediction tools, generate lists of new hybrid combinations for yield trial evaluations.
Assist with the writing of summer and winter nursery and yield trial experiments
Provide meaningful input on hybrid advancement decisions. Work with Market Segment team to ensure appropriate selection criteria and target product profiles are being applied
Generate reports/tables/charts to highlight to other functions and management how product performance is measured over time or in comparison to check hybrids in a current growing season
Implement new breeding techniques, being familiar with the advantages/limitations they might provide. Acquire a basic understanding of underlying theory
Implement new field designs to improve data quality
Implement marker breeding techniques and GWS strategies to improve breeding potential of early generation lines and selection of F1 breeding projects for doubled haploid induction
PhD with 2 years in plant breeding preferred in either a commercial or academic setting
In-depth knowledge of plant breeding, genetics, statistics and field design, plant biology and marker breeding techniques including genome wide selection GWS
Background in two or more of the following areas: plant breeding, genetics, statistics, plant biology/pathology/botany, marker assisted breeding/GWS
Project management and budgeting experience in a team-oriented atmosphere
Regional travel within the United States required, especially during harvest period. Occasional international travel to winter nursery locations and in support of global germplasm exchange is possible
Individual must be authorized to work in the United States for Syngenta without work authorization sponsorship now or in the future
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
What We Offer:
Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts the same day you do
401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year
Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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