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R&D Scientist -Turf and Ornamental

Company: Syngenta
Location: Vero Beach
Posted on: November 15, 2021

Job Description:

About Syngenta:Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.Role Purpose:Be part of a collaborative ornamental horticulture/turf/pest management research and development team at the Vero Beach Research Center and be an active participant in the Crop Protection Field Development Professional Solutions Region.AccountabilitiesBe part of a collaborative research team developing and implementing research trialsConduct and coordinate quality efficacy trials, contributing to the biological profiling and label development of new and registered product conceptsContribute to or lead project planning and defining experimental objectives; ensuring trial implementation; generating or acquiring data and informationSummarize trial data and provide development recommendations, identify development opportunities for product label expansion, new uses and new solutions, and marketing needsCoordinate trials with university and extension cooperators, to assure appropriate representation and recommendation of Syngenta products and solutionsProvide technical support and training; coordinate demonstration trials for internal and customer training/educationProvide technical data and information in support of special local, state and regional labeling actionsQualificationsCritical Success Factors and Key ChallengesConduct quality in-house trialsPh.D. (or M.S. with equivalent years of experience) in one of the agricultural/horticultural sciences such as entomology, nematology, weed science or plant pathology. Training and experience in applied ornamental horticulture or turf systems preferred. Experience designing and conducting greenhouse and field trials to evaluate the efficacy and plant responses to insect, nematode, disease, and/or weed control products Hands-on experience with turf, nursery and/or greenhouse practices, pathogen and/or insect culture care and maintenance, and spraying equipment preferredTravel RequirementsHas the ability to travel approx. 10%, primarily within the USWhat We Offer:Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings ContributionPaid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among othersA culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the yearSyngenta 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)(http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm)Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)(http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/firststep/poster_direct.htm) Employee Polygraph Protection (EPPA)(http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppa.htm)#LI-LW2

Keywords: Syngenta, Palm Bay , R&D Scientist -Turf and Ornamental, Other , Vero Beach, Florida

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