Senior Research Scientist1- Molecular Biochemist

Job Description
Division: Biotechnology
Function: Trait Research
City: Durham
State/Province: North Carolina [NC]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Senior Research Scientist1- Molecular Biochemist
Job ID: 3048

Role Purpose/Accountabilities:

*This position will mainly support 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 timely in a team environment.

*Join troubleshooting activities for scientific challenges.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

*Expert of mode of action of insecticidal proteins

*Strong protein biochemistry lab skills

*A strong interest in and knowledge of agricultural biotechnology is necessary in addition to accomplishments in all aspects of transgenic work

*PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or related areas

*Microbial proteinaceous toxins and their receptors

*Strong knowledge in protein biochemistry, especially in ligand and receptor interactions

*Knowledge in insecticidal proteins and insect physiology

*Characterization of mode of action of microbial toxin proteins

*Protein production and purification

*Relevant laboratory experience working with bacteria, yeast, insect and/or plant cells

*Experience of quality management system, collaboration management, and/or skill of handling and dissecting insects is a plus

*Toxin/receptor ligand blot analysis and toxin competition binding assay

*Characterization of toxin and receptor interactions

*Characterization of pores formed in membranes

*Strong protein biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology-related skills

*Excellent troubleshooting, data analysis and reporting skills

*Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written

*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 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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