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Scientist 1 - Nematologist

Company Name:
Yoh RPO supporting Syngenta
Scientist 1/Nematologist Job

Apply online: http://jobs.syngenta.com/job/Alachua-Scientist-1-Job-FL-32615/83188900/
Date: Oct 30, 2014
Location: Alachua, FL, US
Division: Product Biology
Function: Product Biology
City: Alachua
State/Province: Florida FL
Country: United States US
Position Title: Scientist 1
Job ID: 5038
Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with 28,000 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 :
- Support and conduct nematology research for development of novel products for biological control of plant-parasitic nematodes
- Conduct nematology research to continuously improve quantitative and qualitative methods that improve and streamline the development of nematode biological control products.
Accountabilities: :
- Work with the Group Lead to set priorities on work activities
- Establish and maintain cultures of novel bacterial isolates and nematode populations to provide timely and high quality samples for x-functional work (nematology, molecular biology, fermentation, quality control) and regulatory compliance
- Run efficacy trials to generate data in order to select new isolates (matrix)
- Determine the efficacy of development products and/or formulations using GH efficacy trials and lab bioassays or other analytical methods
- Analyze (statistically if necessary) and summarize data to support product recommendations
- Develop and maintain nematology research standard operating procedures and standard protocols for lab and greenhouse activities in a standard format
- Maintain a laboratory notebook and other records in accordance with best scientific practice and company policy
- Participate in internal meetings and professional societies to present / promote approved scientific data to support Syngenta products.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Critical knowledge: :
- Formal science based education, PHD in nematology (preferred). MS degree with a minimum of 5 years industry experience will be considered.
- In-depth understanding of plant-parasitic nematodes
- Knowledge of sterile technique and laboratory weights and measures
- Knowledge of working with lab equipment, autoclaves, hoods, centrifuges
Critical experience :
- Greenhouse experimentation and management
- Nematode culture, extraction and enumeration
- Microscopy
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities :
- Excellent spoken and written English, good oral and written communication skills
- Familiarity and comfort with standard office software such as MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Critical leadership capabilities :
- Proven ability to work on a team
- Ability to train and mentor others
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:
- Must be able to prioritize work to meet deadlines, multi-task
- Must communicate and work well in a cross-functional, team environment
- Must maintain high scientific standards and technical integrity
Additional Information:
- All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
- Must be able to occasionally travel and work nights and/or weekends
- Must have a valid driver's license.
EEO Statement
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
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