Research Scientist 1 or 2 -Insect Resistance Specialist

Job Description
Division: Biotechnology
Function: Trait Research
City: Durham
State/Province: North Carolina [NC]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Research Scientist 1 or 2 -Insect Resistance Specialist
Job ID: 3051

Role Purpose/Accountabilities:

*This position will mainly support development of resistant insect colonies and mode of
action studies of insecticidal traits for global biostress trait research and development.

*To work on multiple tasks in support of project goals.

*To be a responsible team member who diligently works to deliver group objectives.

*A bench scientist who can conduct experiments independently and professionally

*To provide up-to-date biotech knowledge and technical support for biostress trait characterization

*To deliver technical objectives in a timely manner in a team environment

*Join troubleshooting activities for scientific challenges

*To analyze and report results

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

*Industry or academic experience and knowledge of working in an insectary

*Knowledge in protein biochemistry and molecular biology is a plus

*Strong curiosity in the biological sciences

*A strong interest in and knowledge of agricultural biotechnology is necessary

*PhD degree with postdoctoral experience in entomology, toxicology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related areas or MS degree with at least 5 years of working experience in the same fields

*In-depth knowledge of insect biology and genetics

*Knowledge in insecticidal proteins and their modes of action

*Experience of initiating and maintaining resistant insect colonies

*Experience of handling insecticidal protein and screening for resistance development

*Experience of maintaining multiple lab insect colonies over generations

*Excellent in experiment design and data analysis for bioassays and insecticidal toxin screening

*Excellent troubleshooting, data analysis and reporting skills

*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

*Experience of quality management system, collaboration management is a plus

*Builds a culture of innovation

*Collaborates across boundaries

*Communicates with impact


Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:

*Must be able to work proficiently in a team-based, project-focused, and changing environment.

*Has solid integrated trait knowledge and solutions for the future of biotechnology.

*Has a can-do attitude.

*Enjoys solving technical challenges.

*Must have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Additional Information:

*Minimum travel

*All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.

Company

Syngenta

Job Code

State or Province

North Carolina

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