Research Associate 1 or 2 (Gainesville/Alachua, FLA) Job
Syngenta - Gainesville, FL

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Division: Product Biology
Function: Product Biology
City: Gainesville
State/Province: Florida [FL]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Research Associate 1 or 2 (Gainesville/Alachua, FLA)
Job ID: 3774

Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
Role purpose :

- Support fermentation process development research
- Support laboratory fermentation manufacturing and downstream processing
- Support lab manager

- Maintain levels of bacterial, nematode and plant cultures as required for research and QC laboratories;
- Coordinate activities with these labs to ensure timely availability of cultures;
- Perform work in accordance with SOP's and document same;
- Maintain laboratory notebook and other records in accordance with scientific practice and company policy
- Maintains cultures of bacteria, nematodes, and plants according to established protocols;
- Supplies cultures to other researchers; cleans glassware and other laboratory equipment;
- Summarizes data and supplies it to other researchers;
- May perform experiments under supervision
- Perform all activities in accordance with the Syngenta Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Critical knowledge: :

- Microbiological culture techniques;
- Plant tissue culture and greenhouse culture techniques;
- Microscopy

Critical experience:

- A.S. or B.S. in microbiology or biotechnology or similar field.
- Training or coursework in laboratory safety and basic chemical handling

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities:

- Clear communication is essential both oral and written
- Flexibility and adaptable while working in a dynamic team environment
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Critical leadership capabilities:

- Focus energy on must wins (i.e. Considers choices and trade-off to make tough decisions, pursues objectives with intensity)
- Manage performance to high standards (i.e. Skillfully plans, organizes and monitors performance to create value)
- Align individual and team objectives to maximize flexibility and create positive environment for the site
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:
- Clear verbal and written communication skills
- Must work well in high-throughput team environment with direction coming from multiple sources and responsibilities to multiple stakeholders
- Must demonstrate the ability to prioritize and handle numerous and complex tasks at once
- Must demonstrate excellent understanding of agronomy and horticultural practises
- Must demonstrate capability in regards to current agricultural practices
- Ability to function in a technology based working environment
- Ability to interact well with 3rd party vendors, collaborators and remote colleagues
- Must demonstrate good self-motivating, self-managing and time management skill sets

Additional Information:

- All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
- Travel = less than 5 %

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