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.
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 Regulatory Scientist – NGS Sequence Analyst for the Molecular Characterization team; position to be located in the Syngenta Innovation Center, in Raleigh Durham, North Carolina. As an NGS Sequence Analyst, you will design and execute molecular characterization studies under Good Laboratory Practices GLP in support of safety assessments conducted for regulatory submissions for our genetically modified crop products.
You will help meet the world’s most pressing needs by:
Independently planning, executing, monitoring, and delivering molecular characterization studies in compliance with all safety, regulatory, and GLP requirements
Document experiments and test results, interpret data, and write and review complex technical documents protocols, reports, SOPs Provide key input into the development and implementation of Next Generation Sequencing NGS Illumina, PacBio strategies and data analysis pipelines assembly, alignment, variant calling Play an active role in identifying, solving, and managing a variety of technical issues or challenges Evaluate new NGS methods and technologies to enable the expansion of tools available for characterizing diverse data sets Lead projects and represent Seeds Product Safety in multi-disciplinary regional or global project development teams, providing key input in the development of techno-regulatory and safety strategies Provide input to responses to questions from regulatory authorities Identify risks or issues to Syngenta projects or products and contribute to the development, communication, and implementation of robust risk/issue management
PhD, or equivalent combination of education and experience, with minimum, 4 years relevant professional experience in Genomics, Plant Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field 2+ years’ experience with NGS platforms PacBio, Illumina and downstream data analysis including use of alignment, assembly, and variant calling tools. A strong understanding of NGS fundamentals and applications and critical factors influencing data quality, and an ability to troubleshoot the sequencing process end to end Must be authorized to work for Syngenta in the United States without work authorization sponsorship
Demonstrated proficiency of basic laboratory techniques, including but not limited to DNA extraction from plants, cloning, PCR, and sequencing library preparation Experience as a study director or study monitor of GLP studies Ability to facilitate constructive discussion and resolution of complex technical issues Ability to establish oneself as a credible and recognized technical expert internally Ability to organize one’s own work, work on multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize work effectively
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 Flexible work hours available
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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