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Sr. Scientist, Disease Resistance Traits - Raleigh, North Carolina

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Job Title: Sr. Scientist, Disease Resistance Traits - Raleigh, North Carolina
Location: Raleigh, NC, South United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Scientist
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.

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 seeking a Senior Scientist, Disease Resistance Traits to express trait proteins and characterize their resistance efficacy and agronomic performance to guide project development. This scientist will play an important role in Disease Control Trait advancing important traits in R&D pipeline to commercial launches.


  • Maintain and refresh expert knowledge of crop pathology and germplasm to discern the usefulness of line and hybrids across environments and genetics

  • Ensure cross collaboration to maintain a strong pipeline aligned with market need, global regulatory requirements, and Syngenta strategic targets

  • Facilitate internalization and use of technologies such as molecular markers and advanced phenotyping techniques in both and greenhouse and field environments

  • Establish solid relationships with breeding and trait development teams, connecting R&D activities and aligning with trialing and marketing teams

  • Measure, document, and summarize field performance and resistance efficacy from trials, providing key observations and recommendations on product performance



  • Phd in plant molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, or related fields

  • 4+ years of hands-on experience applying cutting edge molecular pathology, genetics and omics technologies to identify genes and improve gene performance in disease resistance and agronomy

  • Expertise in molecular pathology & crop genetics, particularly within Soybeans

  • 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.

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Job Post Date: 09/18/20
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