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Job Title: Pathology Scientist Location: Slater, IA, Midwest United States, USA Company: Syngenta Industry Sector:Agribusiness Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology Career Type:Accounting/Finance/Asset Management Job Type:Full Time Minimum Years Experience Required:N/A Salary:Competitive Want notifications for new jobs like this? Provide your information below to setup an alert. Email Address I would like to receive this alert by text. Mobile Number I agree to receive alerts from and to the Terms of Service. Your alert was created successfully General Alert Saved – The listings below are jobs matching the criteria you’ve selected for your General Alert on . Criteria selected was: – General alert saved for . – General alert notifications will be sent weekly on Monday. – Please note that you can only have one general alert active at any given time. 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Your alert was created successfully Follow Company More Jobs from Syngen… Send to Friend 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. About Us Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. We are currently seeking a Pathology Scientist for the Seeds Research & Development team in Slater, IA. As a Pathology Scientist you will develop and implement a robust and efficient plant disease phenotyping platform that supports disease resistance trait projects and disease/pest tolerant product advancement, delivery and placement. The Pathology Scientist will support primarily soybean and corn development, discovery, native trait, and genetically modified (GM) trait projects through delivery of effective, high quality disease assay development, disease phenotyping results, and pathology expertise on project teams. You will build an effective Pathology network that bridges across internal product development (PD), Agronomy, Research and Discovery, Crop Protection (CP), and external collaborators to effectively develop, deliver, and place disease resistant products in the marketplace. Accountabilities – Lead, guide, and conduct pathology phenotyping efforts for Soybean and Corn diseases. – Serve as a pathology technical lead / expert on project and functional teams to enable generation of high quality, high-throughput phenotypic disease data, results, and information necessary to advance pathology projects and place disease tolerant products. – Develop, refine, and execute efficient efficacy studies in the field, greenhouse, growth rooms, and laboratory, analyze data, prepare summary reports, and present results. – Work with project leads and team members to develop, lead, communicate, and deliver project plans and timelines for disease phenotyping activities. – Source and manage third-party testing including locating and contracting trial sites and co-operators. – Effectively guide and supervise Research Associates, Associate Scientists, and other temporary technical personnel within Pathology functional group, as required. – Train and provide pathology expertise for team members outside of functional group, effectively transferring and leveraging pathology expertise. – Manage all activities in accordance with all Syngenta HSE, GM, and QMS policies and Federal (USDA and EPA) and State regulations. Skills: – PhD in Plant Pathology with a minimum of 2 years of applied experience or Masters Degree with a minimum of 4 years of applied pathology experience. – A minimum of 3 years of hands-on experience conducting successful crop disease phenotyping research, especially on soybean and corn crops, and using digital / precision phenotyping approaches. – Experience in developing & utilizing precision / digital phenotyping approaches, and supporting equipment, software, and analyses systems. – Knowledge in basic Pathology techniques including pathogen isolation, propagation, inoculation, corn and soy crop disease phenotyping/screening techniques, and plant-pathogen assay development and optimization. – Knowledge of experimental design and statistics. – Basic knowledge of genetics, plant breeding, statistics, agronomy, and crop production methods. – Hands-on experience conducting soybean and corn disease screening and assay development and refinement under laboratory, greenhouse, growth room, and field conditions. – Demonstrated success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thinking. – Excellent speaking and writing communication skills and proven ability to interact across diverse scientific, professional and cultural backgrounds. – Ability to establish priorities, conduct, and oversee multiple phenotyping research activities simultaneously at peak work periods. – Excellent experimental design, planning, execution, and analysis skills. – Strong commitment to Regulatory Compliance and Syngenta Stewardship policies. – Knowledge and experience using MS Project and SAS JMP software or closely related programs or ability to learn these programs. – Must be able to rapidly develop and conduct efficient, robust plant disease assays. – Must network effectively to learn ways of working and develop best practices. – Must be able to work in varying environments such as the greenhouse, the field, and the office. Exposure to high and low temperatures in the field, greenhouse, or seed store. – Capable of standing and sitting for long periods of time and lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds. At times there may be bending, lifting, squatting for several hours at a time to observe and evaluate plant disease responses. – Capable of working longer hours during time-critical periods of growing season and during travel. – Able to be exposed to potential allergens such as dust, pollen, fungal spores, and chemical pesticide residues in the field or greenhouse. – Requires domestic travel with regular overnight stays. Travel outside continental U.S. will be occasionally required. – All applicants must be eligible to work in the US and capable of relocating within US. 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 #LI-AR1183 To apply please click on APPLY TO THIS POSITION Apply to this position Save this job Job Post Date: 11/14/20 Here are some other jobs you may be interested in applying for. Seeds Sales Intern Syngenta Ames, Iowa Sr Finance Analyst Corteva Johnston, Iowa Accounting Intern Summit Agricultural Group Alden, Iowa Strategic Account Manager – Midwestern USA Farmers Edge Iowa To save these jobs and apply later, create a profile