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Operations Research Scientist - Slater, Iowa

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Job Title: Operations Research Scientist - Slater, Iowa
Location: Slater, IA, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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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

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 seeking an Operations Research Scientist to deliver insights
and solutions to improve the speed, efficiency and productivity of our product
development pipeline and operations. The ideal candidate will be part of a high-functioning team driving
process improvement and optimization of our product development pipeline. You
will work with R&D teams in operations, automation and engineering, and
analytics and data sciences to address needs and offer scalable solutions. The
successful candidate will utilize technical skills (mathematical modeling,
simulation and measuring techniques), along with strong business acumen to
drive innovation and identify opportunities for process change. This role could also be located in Raleigh,
NC or Downers Grove, IL.

  • Think
    systematically, using operations research practices, to understand the product
    development process, identifying needs to drive efficiencies and operational
    improvements in Seeds R&D
  • Conduct analysis of
    big data, applying novel and routine methods to meet team deliverables that
    include operational improvement, process optimization and improved decision
    making within our development pipeline
  • Network and
    collaboratively work with Seeds R&D to identify opportunities, conduct work
    that enhances our operations, share key learnings and implement new processes
    or analytics
  • Model complex problems, discover insights, and identify opportunities
    using statistical, algorithmic, and visualization techniques
  • Build
    and own periodic reporting; present technical
    content for different levels of informational needs
  • Contribute
    to the development of technical training offerings and curricula in support of
    effective implementation of quantitative methods


  • Ph.D. or Masters with equivalent experience in Operations Research,
    Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics
  • Minimum 2 years of experience applying mathematical modeling,
    optimization and simulation to solve real-world problems. Research experience
    also qualifies.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with statistical methods applied to large
    output data files. Research experience also qualifies
  • Data analysis experience: Data Wrangling, Exploratory Data Analysis,
    Visualizations, Regression, Sensitivity Analysis.
  • Statistical analysis experience: Statistical inference, Probability
    Theory and Statistics, Hypothesis Testing, ANOVA, Regression, etc.
  • Programming experience with: Python, R, Matlab, CPLEX, Gurobi, AMPL, GAMS
    or other commercial solvers.
  • Expertise with general machine learning desirable.
  • The ability to structure unstructured problems and data, in order to
    derive conclusions and make recommendations to leadership.
  • 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
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: 10/25/19
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