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Veterans Preferred - Senior Scientist Control Environment Plant Physiologist

Little Tucson, Arizona, US
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Sep 23, 2021

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Sr Scien Control Env Plan Physiologist


The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Scientist Control Environment Plant Physiologist, are to:

  • Lead the design of plant biology innovations and solve critical challenges in the areas of genome and reproductive systems;
  • Be responsible for research design, execution, and analysis to enable high quality data-driven decisions;
  • Organize, document, and report research outcomes in a timely manner;
  • Be responsible to partner with patent science to capture Intellectual Property (IP) and secure FTO for novel concepts;
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams across the organization to develop new concepts, and implement research outcomes across global regions and/or multiple crops;
  • Provide project leadership and accountable to share technical expertise through matrix relationships;
  • Make progress towards key project milestones while communicating timely status updates and any challenges or revisions to planned next steps;
  • Troubleshoot and problem-solve actively to optimize research procedures;
  • Travel limited to regional sites, business meetings, and external conferences to develop business relationships and understanding of leading-edge technologies.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science with at least 10 years of relevant experience, OR Master of Science with at least 8 years of relevant experience, OR Ph.D. with at least four years of relevant experience in Plant physiology, plant development and horticulture;
  • Ability to conduct research and contributes to research projects, technologies, publications, intellectual property, or trade secrets;
  • Possess specialized knowledge in relevant technology area;
  • Independently identify research opportunities in assigned areas;
  • Ability to identify opportunities for technical innovation;
  • Ability to align core competencies with business objectives;
  • Ability to conduct multiple complex scientific projects;
  • Effectively communicate study findings internally and externally;
  • Ability to design strategies to optimize product development and technical innovation;
  • Demonstrate creativity in problem-solving;
  • Ability to apply state-of-the-art know-how to solve complex problems;
  • Ability to align research activities with team goals;
  • Ability to mentor peers/colleagues in areas of expertise;
  • Ability to identify and implement new technologies to continuously improve processes;
  • Demonstrate an expanded sphere of technical influence;
  • Ability to align activities to broad business objectives;
  • Ability to foster team based approach to research;
  • Ability to interact with colleagues in other functions and other departments to solve problems;
  • Research expertise in applied controlled environment plant physiology;
  • Research expertise in assay development and system improvement related to improving plant performance and understanding the biological mechanisms of plant and environment interaction;
  • Experience working with crops such as corn, soybean, or other plants in laboratory, controlled environment;
  • Strong track record of publications and experience with patent search and writing patent applications.

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer.
To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.
Location: United States : Arizona : Tucson Division: Crop Science Reference Code: 453521 Contact Us Email:

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