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
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 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
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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