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Field Biologist

Employer
Syngenta
Location
Ontario, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 26, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Remote Sensing
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Description

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 humanity's 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

At Syngenta, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture that provides leading seeds and crop protection innovations to help farmers grow their best crop. We are currently seeking a Field Biologist for the Crop Protection Development at our Plattsville, ON research facility. You will be Responsible for planning, implementation and reporting of biological efficacy field studies and represent the company while actively communicating with University, Government and private researchers. You will generate value added Syngenta and competitor product knowledge including data summaries, technical presentations, and regulatory submission documents.

What Will You Do
  • Leads development of biological data for specific products, acting as a technical resource for these products;
  • Focus on efficacy field studies, including statistical design/analysis.
  • Coordinates studies to satisfy regulatory and marketing objectives.
  • Prepares written and verbal reports including trial abstracts, scientific data summaries and Value submissions;
  • Recruits, trains and supervises temporary assistants to maximize efficiency and ensure health and safety practices are followed.
  • Establish and maintain strong and productive professional relationships with University, Government and private industry research and extension personnel in the territory.
  • Maintains capital equipment and supports farm operations
  • Conducts all role requirements in compliance with Syngenta and government health and safety policies.
Qualifications

You are someone with:
  • Minimum of 7 seasons ideally 10+ seasons of experience in field research and development
  • Completion of an applied advanced agricultural science degree (M.Sc. or PhD preferred)
  • Training or experience in applied pathology or applied entomology is highly desired (For example, knowledge of efficacy field trial methodology, knowledge of plant diseases and insect pests, technical knowledge of fungicide and insecticide modes of action)
  • Knowledge of field crop production systems including detailed knowledge of crop protection and accepted agronomic practices.
  • Knowledge of the Canadian regulatory process for submission of value data following current PMRA guidelines
  • Operating farm and research field equipment (tractors, planters, cultivators, combines, mowers, rototillers, sprayers etc.) AZ or AR license is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required. This role is part of a multi-disciplinary team and requires daily collaboration with peers locally and across geographies
  • Experience with digital ag research tools is desired (ie. digital capture of field assessments, remote sensing technologies, and data science)
  • Must be comfortable standing or walking, bending, kneeling, or working in awkward positions and lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling medium to heavy weight materials.
  • Must be comfortable working indoors and outdoors in inclement environments, both high & low temperatures
  • Handling and use of chemical test substances with full personal protective equipment including various respirators
What We Offer
  • We offer a competitive base salary and incentive bonus potential, and company vehicle combined with challenging and meaningful work, learning and career development opportunities and a great team environment.
  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes personal and professional development and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs
  • Comprehensive Benefit offering, Pension and Group Retirement program with company match, and Profit Sharing.
  • Focus on Wellness and innovative programs that support overall health and wellbeing such as annual Lifestyle Account and free Headspace App
  • Progressive Employee Policies and Programs including a Flexible Work Location approach, and a vacation policy that provides up to 30 days' vacation for all employees
  • Please note that Syngenta has a COVID19 mandatory policy that applies to this position
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, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Syngenta Contact Information

If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk at recruitment.na@syngenta.com

Syngenta Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and is able to accommodate persons with disabilities. For more information about accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process or if you would like more information on our accommodation policies, please contact recruitment.na@syngenta.com

Primary Location

CAN-Ontario-Plattsville

Job

R&D - Development
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