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Global Seeds and Traits Regulatory Specialist

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Job Title: Global Seeds and Traits Regulatory Specialist
Location: Durham, NC, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Business Development/Strategic Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta

Syngenta 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 humanity’s 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.


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Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. We are currently seeking a Global Seeds and Traits Regulatory Specialist for the Traits Regulatory and Development team located in the Innovation Center, in Raleigh Durham, North Carolina.  As a Regulatory Specialist, you will Support the Global Regulatory Managers in leading Seeds and Traits Regulatory sub-teams to obtain and maintain license and freedom to sell for all of Syngenta's products.


You will help meet the world’s most pressing needs by:

    Providing regulatory support and guidance to the Country Regulatory Managers Providing operational support to regulatory projects to obtain and defend product approvals globally


    Operational support to implement strategies for obtaining global regulatory approvals of new biotechnology traits Serve as a coordinator for regulatory project sub-teams, responsible for developing and delivering a detailed regulatory strategy and project plan for individual trait seed products Engage on project teams, contribute to overall strategy, and provide regulatory support for development and marketing of new trait seed products Develop and maintain in depth knowledge of biotech regulatory requirements Identify and define global requirements for dossier content together with Global Regulatory Manager and Country Regulatory Managers Monitor the progress of applications through regulatory review processes, and provide technical support for regulatory dossiers to Country Regulatory Managers, including draft responses to questions from regulatory agencies when appropriate Ensure optimal communication and information exchange on regulatory issues, related to the project with key stakeholders Communicate changes in the Regulatory Project Plan to the Regulatory Sub-Team members Be accountable for working with Global Regulatory Manager to ensure that all necessary project documentation is developed, managed, maintained, and archived in the systems and tools, in accordance with global Seeds Regulatory standards and Syngenta policies




    Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Studies or in a relevant biological field Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Entomology, Plant Breeding Knowledge of a broad range of scientific disciplines: molecular biology, plant molecular biology, general agricultural science; familiarity with plant breeding and agricultural production Five years’ work experience with regulated products, via prior position in industry, academia, or government institution Must be authorized to work for Syngenta in the United States without work authorization sponsorship

Preferred Requirements

    Masters or PhD degree preferred Strong capabilities in the interpretation and communication of technical topics to internal and external stakeholders Ability to provide input on design and reporting of studies for use in regulatory dossiers and ability to collaborate with technical team members who are accountable for these studies Work successfully on cross functional teams to ensure delivery of Genetically Modified trait projects and to support critical and timely decision-making Experience with the complexity of integrating research, commercial, and regulatory knowledge to achieve business goals Ability to independently prepare succinct, scientifically accurate, and clearly written technical and regulatory documents Strong affinity with data management systems Work independently within an international environment

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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Job Post Date: 10/10/21
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