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Technical Expert- Toxicology

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Job Title: Technical Expert- Toxicology
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.

About Us

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, the Crop Protection Human Safety Team is currently seeking a Technical Expert – Toxicology to be located in Greensboro, North Carolina.

About this Role:

Syngenta’s Crop Protection Product Safety group is committed to applying world-class science and winning innovation to offer farmers safe, cost-effective solutions that address the demands of a rapidly changing world.  We are looking for a toxicologist to join our Human Safety Team.  This is an entry to mid-level professional position with extensive career growth opportunities. This person will assume accountability for a portfolio of active ingredients to maintain and expand product registrations, with a primary focus in North America. He/she will represent Human Safety to individual projects working in multi-disciplinary teams to enable dossier submissions and responses to regulatory questions. This person will also represent Human Safety Toxicology and Syngenta to external stakeholders, including US EPA and Canada PMRA. Additional responsibilities include contributing to the toxicology teams in their area of expertise to design and manage studies in compliance with regulatory guidelines and GLP requirements, and providing interpreted data and advice to projects globally.

Essential Duties & Accountabilities:

  • Demonstrate a good understanding of regulatory guidance and study requirements within human and animal safety assessment, toxicity assessment in particular
  • Contribute to product life cycle management, ensuring that projects are properly scoped, conducted, and delivered on time to meet regulatory and business needs
  • Influence the development of technical and techno-regulatory strategies and project work plans by contributing to multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Be able to understand and communicate complex technical issues with stakeholders internally and externally and provide expert inputs and/or prepare technical documents in response to questions from regulatory authorities.
  • Independently apply your knowledge and experiences to plan, design, coordinate, monitor and deliver toxicity studies conducted by CROs in compliance with all safety, regulatory and GLP requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise in identifying, solving, and managing a variety of technical issues or challenges within responsible areas, and be able to optimize relevant processes to eliminate significant inefficiencies
  • Manage and prioritize multiple project responsibilities within cross functional teams
  • Work to be recognized as a subject matter expert internally among cross-function colleagues and externally within industry and scientific forums/societies


  • A Ph.D. in toxicology or related field, applicants with BS or MS degrees and commensurate experience will be considered. Work level will be adjusted based on education and experience.
  • Project management skills preferably gained from agricultural industry, with experience in US EPA and Canada PMRA regulatory compliance
  • Experience in designing and managing toxicology studies conducted to regulatory guidelines i.e., OECD at CROs 
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation
  • Experience or strong understanding of the purpose and conduct of toxicology studies in the context of risk assessment
  • Effective written/verbal communication, organizational, and analytical skills with attention to details
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Interest or experience in the genetic toxicology area
  • Interest or experience working with human and animal risk assessor, bio/statistical analyst, and/or data science expert

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: 09/30/21
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