Grow your career on

Advanced Search
Want notifications for new jobs like this? Provide your information below to setup an alert.

Soybean Breeding Project Lead - Slater, IA

Apply to this position
Company Logo
Job Title: Soybean Breeding Project Lead - Slater, IA
Location: Slater, IA, Midwest United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Agronomist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
Apply to this position
Apply to this position
Company Logo
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.

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 currently seeking a Soybean Breeding Project Lead to plan, manage and support the delivery of projects that will improve the performance of Syngentas global soybean germplasm and North American (NA) commercial soybean varieties.


  • Provide leadership to the soybean breeding project team. Responsible for the Stage 0 to 4 product development workstream within the project.

  • Manage breeding pipeline from product concept through genetic entity development

  • Measure and monitor key performance indicators relative to pipeline performance and program efficiency. Leverage performance metrics and benchmarking to constantly improve efficiency of germplasm improvement (genetic gain and cost)

  • Ensure appropriate technology integration in germplasm improvement projects and product development processes

  • Work with Product Placement Scientist to support late stage line promotion decisions

  • Partner with Trait and Applied Genetic Scientist to support development and implementation of Native Trait & Molecular Breeding efforts

  • Skills:

    • PhD in Plant Breeding or related discipline

    • Knowledge and experience in methods of plant breeding, bioinformatics, plant breeding theory, genetics, and next-generation sequencing data

    • Work experience in the application of molecular technologies to product development including Marker Assisted Breeding MAB, Genome Wide Selection GWS and Genome Wide Association Mapping GWAS

    • Experience working big dataset, artificial intelligence and using data analytics applied to plant breeding

    • Programming experience in C, C++, python, R, Perl, and SAS in conducting genetic and statistical analyses is desired

    • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects and experience in project management principles

    • Proven ability to work in a team environment

    • 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.

    Family and Medical Leave Act FMLA

    Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's EEOC

    Employee Polygraph Protection Act EPPA

    To apply please click on APPLY TO THIS POSITION

    Job Post Date: 09/18/20
    Apply to this position
    Here are some other jobs you may be interested in applying for.
    Student Intern (Soil Science)
    United States Department of Agriculture
    Waverly, Iowa,

    2021 Summer Internship - Agronomy
    Innovative Ag Services

    2021 Agronomy Intern
    MaxYield Cooperative
    West Bend, Iowa,

    Location Manager
    Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc
    La Porte City, Iowa,