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R&D Scientist 1 or 2 Job - Gilroy, CA

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Date: Jul 1, 2014

Location: Gilroy, CA, US

Company: Syngenta

Division: Biological Assessment
Function: Product Evaluation
City: Gilroy
State/Province: California [CA]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: R&D Scientist 1 or 2
Job ID: 4596

Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with 27,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to one purpose: bringing plant potential to life. We contribute to addressing some of the planet’s most critical issues such as the rising demand for food from a growing population.
Working for Syngenta offers you the opportunity to play a part in addressing one of the most urgent challenges facing global agriculture today where we need to feed 200,000 more people every day.*
Come be part of our good growth plan: one planet, six commitments:
Make crops more efficient, rescue more farmland and help biodiversity flourish; empower smallholders, help people stay safe and look after each worker. * Our work matters.

There has never been a better time to join Syngenta!

Role purpose :

- The R&D scientist will be a member of the Vegetables Product Evaluation team with full-time responsibilities for the Crop Protection territory of Central Coast CA.

Accountabilities: :

- Represent CP Technical view on Vegetable Product Evaluation Team
- Conduct and coordinate quality efficacy trials, contributing to the biological profiling and label development of new and registered product concepts
- Contribute to or lead project planning and defining experimental objectives; ensuring trial implementation; generating or acquiring data and info
- Summarize trial data and provide development recommendations, identify development opportunities for product label expansion and new uses and new solutions
- Coordinate trials with university and extension cooperators, to assure appropriate representation and recommendation of Syngenta products and solutions
- Provide technical support and training; coordinate demonstration trials for internal and customer training/education.
- Provides technical data and information in support of special local, state and regional labeling actions

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Critical knowledge: :

- Ph.D. (or M.S. with equivalent years of experience) in one of the agricultural sciences such as entomology, plant pathology or weed science with training and experience in applied sciences preferred.

Critical experience :

- Experience conducting biological field trials to evaluate the efficacy and crop response of insect, disease or weed control products and plant growth regulators and related experimental techniques

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities :

- Excellent people skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Excellent analytical and statistical skills
- Self sufficient and excellent time management skills

Critical leadership capabilities :

- Clearly convey information and ideas; encourage open and continuous communication; keen to listen and learn
- Actively participate as members of a team to move the team toward completion of goals; collaborate effectively across organizational boundaries
- Deliver on commitments; set aspirational goals and work tenaciously to reach or exceed them
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:
- Generate critical data to support business objectives
- Timely and complete reporting on information
- Strong organizational skills to complete large field programs
- Successful interaction with peers and technical management
- Conduct quality in-house trials


Additional Information:

- All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
- Travel requirements – 25%


EEO Statement



Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)


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Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto
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