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R&D Scientist -Biological Data Analytics

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Job Title: R&D Scientist -Biological Data Analytics
Location: Greensboro, NC, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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About Syngenta:

Syngenta 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.

Role Purpose:

Enable the transformation of Crop Protection field biological data into knowledge with an emphasis on experimental design, analysis, data quality, dataset handling, and providing support to the CPD community.  Drive statistical analysis and product advancement via consulting, training, and development of reports, prototypes, and processes


    Use Syngenta proprietary tools and systems to provide information to internal customers in the form of data searches, queries, summaries, visualizations, analyses and reports
  • Provide support, guidance, and training of user community in the use of proprietary tools for performing complex analyses
  • Conduct appropriate statistical analyses of  product performance data for business needs
  • Develop and use predictive analytical tools to support product advancement.  
  • Engage in developing new technologies, e.g. machine learning, to answer product development questions
  • Serve on teams for development, testing, and implementation of new applications

Critical Success Factors and Key Challenges

  • Minimum: An M.S. degree with 3 years relevant experience
  • Preferred:  Ph.D. degree with 1 year relevant experience
  • Relevant fields:  agricultural or plant-science related field of study Agronomy, Horticulture,  Epidemiology, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science, with an emphasis on statistics and data analysis. R Shiny experience preferred
  • Experience with field-based Crop Protection research, statistics, and data analysis
  • Experience with new data technologies applied to field biology analytics
  • Use of sound statistical design principles to develop experimental protocols
  • Experience with the process of using research to answer biological questions
  • Experience with standardizing and summarizing biological field data

Travel Requirements

15% travel will be required both domestically and internationally.


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: 08/26/21
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