Post Doctorate Scientist Job
Syngenta - Greensboro, NC

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Division: Production & Supply
Function: Technology / Projects
City: Greensboro
State/Province: North Carolina [NC]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Post Doctorate Scientist
Job ID: 3763

Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
The purpose is to identify and develop new technologies to improve the biological, manufacturing and physical performance of future products and to enhance our technology base in formulation development methods. Transferring expertise to other scientists is a critical step in extracting value from the work. The majority of the work is lab-based and hands-on.

Accountabilities: - Independently conduct laboratory studies to evaluate and optimize formulation / colloid science technologies
- Self-monitor for progress, recognize and anticipate areas with technical obstacles, devise strategies to overcome
- Access external expertise and science where needed
- Recognize areas of potential proprietary advantage and capture opportunities accordingly

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Critical knowledge: :
- Minimum Ph.D. on a topic related to colloids, emulsions, material science, physical chemistry or polymer physics
- Familiarity with experimental design and statistical analysis

Critical Experience:
- Sufficient laboratory experience to be able to efficiently design test methods and evaluate equipment/instruments
- Experience with formulating and testing hypotheses
- Prefer sufficient experience with manufacturing to be able to recognize potential practical obstacles to commercialization of laboratory methods
- Prefer familiarity with bioassays or biological systems

Critical technical, professional & personal capabilities:
- Creativity to overcome technical obstacles
- Engineering sense to think quantitatively about laboratory phenomena
- Objectivity to approach potentially contentious issues logically and decide issues factually
- Empathy to understand others’ perspectives
- Self-motivated and disciplined
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:
- Transferring expertise to other scientists requires good inter-personal skills, plus the ability to adapt to and exploit existing informal networks
- Concise, clear and timely written communications to support technology transfer
- Networking with the local formulation technical community to recognize difficulties and opportunities

Additional Information:

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