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Plant Scientist II/ Field Based


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Job Title: Plant Scientist II/ Field Based
Location: Durham, NC, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Specialists
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About SyngentaSyngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.About this Job:
  • Conduct plant biology research activities in greenhouses, growth chambers, and laboratories

  • Initiate protocol development to optimize operational efficiency associated with plant care and seed production

  • Deliver project milestones using science based approaches

  • Work 40 hours per week during weekdays and weekend

  • Perform all activities in accordance with Syngenta Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert in plant biology for various field crops

  • Perform activities related to plant tissue sampling

  • Initiate and monitor environmental controls in growth rooms

  • Make observations and record data in databases and other record keeping tools

  • Actively participate in cooperative team tasks and initiatives

  • Design, test and implement innovative ideas and concepts to optimize plant growth and development

  • Stay current on developments in greenhouse technology through literature, seminars, and workshops

  • Process seeds, manage seed inventory, and fulfill seed requests and shipments

  • Monitor supply inventory and order consumables

  • Scout and apply pesticides for disease and pest control

  • Willing to work during weekends and holidays


Skills:

Education & Experience:
  • BS degree in biology or a closely related field

  • Experience working with greenhouse and biotechnology is desirable

  • Proficiency in use of standard Microsoft office software
  • Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:
  • Demonstrated excellence as a team player

  • Ability to work with a variety of crops

  • Demonstrated ability and motivation to work in unsupervised situations

  • Computer skills such as working with databases, environmental controls, and Microsoft Office

  • Excellent record keeping skills and demonstrated attention to detail

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to perform all physical aspects required in greenhouse activities

  • Commitment and adherence to specific stewardship and quality management practices is essential
  • 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. sta_support.northamerica@syngenta.comFamily and Medical Leave Act FMLA Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOCEmployee Polygraph Protection Act EPPA

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    Job Post Date: 02/27/19
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