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Seeds Production Research Field Scientist - Corn

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Job Title: Seeds Production Research Field Scientist - Corn
Location: Waterloo, NE, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology
Career Type: Logistics/Distribution
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 humanity’s 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.


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We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, we are currently seeking a Seeds Production Research Scientist in Waterloo, NE.


You will help shape the future of agriculture by:

    Collaborating with Seeds Production research SPR, Research and Development R&D, and Production and Supply P&S teams to strategically shape a parent characterization program that drives improvement in seeds production Managing a parent characterization program, which includes design, logistics, workload assignment, plant, maintain, harvest, data collection and statistical analyzes Participating in the hybrid advancement process to help ensure that seed parent producibility targets are included as selection criteria Contributing to the development and implementation of the overall strategy for the NA North America SPR corn in collaboration with the global SPR team


    Lead inbred characterization, providing key data for the hybrid advancement process and enabling data driven decisions on cost of production, supply reliability, and inbred producibility Develop and maintain communication with various functions within Syngenta; Research & Development, Seeds Development, Seeds Operations, which includes Parent Seeds and Quality, and Product Management. This also includes other seed industry contacts Universities, Chemical Reps, Suppliers, etc. outside of Syngenta Lead and assist with experimental design and trial creation. This involves identifying relevant research projects, determining seed/agricultural product entry lists, and making all necessary preparations to ensure experiment completion Coordinate and assist in field/lab activities. This includes routine site/farm maintenance, implementing treatments, data collection, plot maintenance, and harvest Manage research activities of contract staff. This includes prioritizing tasks, assigning workloads, and coordination of data collection activities Maintain the appropriate balance of priorities and resources during trial management. Work with other members of SPR, R&D, and P&S to achieve trial execution through priority setting and resource management Conduct statistical analysis of data in effort to prepare presentations/research reports for data customers and stakeholders Assist in preparation of departmental budget along with managing site expenses Ensure full HSE compliance and promote environmentally sustainable solutions Personal development: attend company sanctioned and/or external training events for development of personal and technical skills Representation of Syngenta: Builds trust inside the company and in the local community showing ethical considerations. Ensure Syngenta values are reflected in company activities, and effectively promote SPR with customers and stakeholders


    Graduate education/degree preferred but can be supplemented with significant relevant experience Seeds production knowledge across a range of crops required Implementation and testing of regional seed production strategies Thorough grasp of seed production principles Thorough understanding of experimental design, field trial execution, and statistical analysis Appreciation of statistical or modeling approaches Some experience with JMP, Python, Spotfire, and/or Power BI Organization: planning, pro-activity and reactivity leadership; flexibility and availability Communication: impactful, open-minded, with an aptitude to develop easy contacts with all customers Cross functional and multi-cultural project management aptitude LEAN Six Sigma certification desired Individual must be authorized to work in the United States for Syngenta without work authorization sponsorship now or in the future. 

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


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position 


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: 09/11/21
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