Syngenta Role Profile
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter & LinkedIn at https://twitter.com/SyngentaAPAC and https://www.linkedin.com/company/syngenta/
About this Job:
Role title : Associate Scientist-Tomato
Location : Bangalore
. Establish the different phenotyping needs and activities to secure trials data collection and data storage.
. Execute adequate trials data analysis to support data driven decisions in the development process, stages plc0-4.
. Support the breeding plans from Discovery to PLC5 with excellence in collaboration with the Project Team, Biological operations, Breeding Trial Specialists and molecular marker lab for project planning, initiation, execution, and closure. Project contact reference for operation teams, lab teams and Breeding trial specialists.
. Manage biological entities, data, and records for the R&D Crop Team via Syngenta approved informatic systems: breeding data updates in SPIRIT and seed inventory in MINT, technical data for PMD updates. Managing trialing administration, seed stocks and seed productions related to the projects. Seed Health. Seed transfer organization and Parental Delivery follow up, traceability.
The Associate Scientist role represents the interface between the R&D Crop Team Leadership (BPL, GPL, and TPL) and Biological operations and ensures project execution in R&D up to the quality expectations set by the Project Lead of a given project and secures the high quality data generation, storage and analysis for a data driven development process.
. Organize trials data collection, data management, storage and analysis. Stages plc0 to plc4.
. Collaboration with biological operations through timely planning and clear guidance on crop management requests.
. Data collection and administration in SPIRIT and MINT
. Prototype trials data collection and observation. Prescreening: pre-selection and reporting according BPL / Breeder guidelines, including data analysis
. Organize prototype testing with operations and breeding trial specialists
. Basic knowledge of market request, product profiles and breeding targets.
. Secure crop process from sowing to harvest: planning, request, sowing list, plantation list, organize pollination plan, harvest list, seed health prevention measures.
. Establish and maintain good relationships with external cooperators.
. Organize marker assisted selection logistics: box plan, sampling, information MM lab, tool use for plant selection, plant selection, labeling.
. Manage seed productions and seed stocks
. Secure seed logistic and seed transfer according to internal rules in collaboration with operations.
. Keep informed about new technologies and techniques in the area of responsibility
. Implement new and apply supporting technologies in breeding program
. Provide technical data to breeder for PMD filling and for transfer from PLC5 to PLC6
. Regular reporting to project leads: frequency to be defined by Breeder/project lead. Reactivity and pro-activity for problem reporting.
. Develop excellence within Associate Scientist community across crops and stations
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Critical Knowledge & Education:
. MSc (required) and/or Ph.D. (preferably) degree in genetics or plant breeding
. Current knowledge of plant biology, genetics and breeding
. Advanced knowledge of trial design, data management, data analysis and statistics
. Basic knowledge of plant pathology. Basic knowledge of plant health related to identifying abnormal plant behavior due to biotic and abiotic stresses.
. Good knowledge of agronomic techniques, plant cultivation and crop handling relevant to the assigned crop
. Good understanding of new product/process implementation in commercial environment
. Proactive attitude and a strong motivation towards working with plants.
. High ability to manage and analyze large data sets
. Strong in use of computers and to work disciplined with database management
. Ability to work in a multicultural, de-centralized and multifunctional team
. Ability/willingness to travel regionally and occasionally globally
. High attention to detail and consistency in performance
. Open to demands on deliverables and to resource reallocation if necessary
. Ability to learn and use proprietary R&D software systems (SPIRIT, MINT…).
. Good ability to plan activities. Basic understanding of project management and planning.
. Good stress management skills
. Ambition to grow in the job and in the company
. Ability to work in field and greenhouse environment.
. Ability to Communicate effectively (verbal and written) in English
. Experience in managing and analyzing large data sets
. Experience in working practically with plants and crops
Syngenta Core Dimensions:
. Results Oriented
. Team Oriented
. Communicative and open
Other Behaviors Critical for the role:
. Commitment to details.
. Commitment to safety.
. Commitment to quality.
. Commitment to excellence
PhD. Plant Breeeding/Genetics