Research Associate 1 or 2 (Gainesville/Alachua, FLA) Job - #2407510A3
Syngenta - Gainesville, FL

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Division:Product BiologyFunction:Product BiologyCity:GainesvilleState/Province:Florida [FL]Country:United States [US]Position Title:Research Associate 1 or 2 (Gainesville/Alachua, FLA)Job ID:3774Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
Role purpose : - Support fermentation process development research- Support laboratory fermentation manufacturing and downstream processing- Support lab managerAccountabilities: - 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 PolicyKnowledge, Skills & Experience:
Critical knowledge: : - Microbiological culture techniques;- Plant tissue culture and greenhouse culture techniques;- MicroscopyCritical experience: - A.S. or B.S. in microbiology or biotechnology or similar field.- Training or coursework in laboratory safety and basic chemical handlingCritical 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 PowerPointCritical 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 siteCritical 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 setsAdditional Information:
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.- Travel = less than 5 %

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