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Research Associate


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Job Title: Research Associate
Location: Janesville, WI, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Input Retail, Cooperative and Related Crop Services
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 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.


About Us: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 Research Associate for the North America Seeds Development team) in Janesville, WI.


You will help meet the worlds most pressing needs by:


As aResearch Associate you will provide the highest quality field trial data through timely and accurate note collection and sound trial execution. This includes supporting local trialing efforts to create superior products, as well as assisting the Trialing Managers targeted goals by continuously innovating and driving optimal field trial management.


Accountabilities:
  • Functioning as an integral member of a team responsible for a full range of seasonal routine tasks including but not limited to planning, actively communicating, packaging, planting, note taking, and harvesting yield trials.

  • Operation and in-field maintenance of agricultural machinery and/or agricultural research equipment.

  • Supporting efforts to maintain integrity of seed packaging, field layout, planting, data collection, and harvesting.

  • Performing all tasks and behaving in a manner compliant with and in support of all safety and stewardship-related company policies and practices, including completing all required company training courses.

  • Supervising operational teams that include third-party contract labor and Syngenta full-time staff on and off site to achieve data-driven results and resolves minor problems or complaints.
  • Planting, phenotyping, pollinating, harvest

  • Effectively communicating regularly with peers and supervisors regarding the status of projects and work activities

  • Work with a moderate level of supervision while traveling to off-site locations to accurately collect and manage data obtained from trials.

  • Plant, spray, maintain, and harvest crop trials to meet deadlines.

  • Coordinate and manage workload to complete objectives and tasks

  • Receives and passes complex information on to required parties while making calculations and straightforward analysis as needed

  • Takes a broad perspective to problems and identifies issues and patterns from partial conflicting data or information.

  • Willingness and motivation to learn, implement and champion new technologies.

  • Demonstrated initiative and implementation of specific, measurable performance objectives.

  • History of implementation of continuous improvements and new innovations.

  • Model Syngentas commitment to safety, sustainability and product stewardship.


  • Skills:

  • Bachelors
    Degree in an agriculture-related discipline required
  • Knowledge of or experience with
    drone technologies highly preferred
  • Experience
    with precision agriculture equipment and software systems.
  • A
    basic understanding of plant genetics and breeding is desirable.
  • Clear
    understanding of the practices and procedures that impact trial data
    precision and accuracy.
  • Understanding
    and demonstrated use of modern agronomic practices.
  • Proficiently
    communicate and work well as part of a team.
  • Must possess strong attention to detail and an
    unrelenting commitment to quality.
  • Good organization skills and explains tasks to others.
  • Familiarity
    with seed technology industry and plant breeding methodologies.
  • Experience
    with precision agriculture equipment and software systems.
  • Knowledge
    of best practices in agronomic management.
  • Knowledge of or experience with
    Almaco or precision planting equipment.
  • Knowledge
    of or experience operating commercial or research combines. Ability to use
    MS Office, Smartsheets and other standard office software.
  • Ability to use and support
    proprietary IT systems for data collection/analysis, tracking agronomic
    practices, and metric and KPI tracking.
  • CDL
    Class A with Airbrakes or ability to acquire.
  • Pesticide
    Applicators License Holder or ability to acquire.
  • 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
  • Working
    Conditions / Physical Requirements:


    • Capable of working in high or low
      temperature conditions in field or greenhouse.
    • Capable of lifting up to 50
      pounds.
    • Capable of working long hours during time-critical
      periods of the growing season.
    • Field, greenhouse, laboratory,
      office. Potential allergenspollen, fungal spores, chemical pesticides in the field or
      greenhouse.
    Travel:Seasonal travel to off station testing
    locations, project meetings. Domestic
    and international travel required with seasonal overnight stays.


    What We Offer:
    • Full Benefit Package Medical, Dental & Vision that starts
      the same day you do
    • 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.


    Family
    and Medical Leave Act FMLA


    Equal
    Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC


    Employee
    Polygraph Protection Act EPPA


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    Job Post Date: 09/24/20
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