Division: Product Safety
Function: Operator & Consumer Safety
State/Province: North Carolina [NC]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Technical Expert 2, 3 or 4 (Study Director)
Job ID: 4294
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading companies with 27,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to one purpose: bringing plant potential to life. We contribute to addressing some of the planet’s most critical issues such as the rising demand for food from a growing population.
Working for Syngenta offers you the opportunity to play a part in addressing one of the most urgent challenges facing global agriculture today where we need to feed 200,000 more people every day.*
Come be part of our good growth plan: one planet, six commitments:
Make crops more efficient, rescue more farmland and help biodiversity flourish; empower smallholders, help people stay safe and look after each worker. * Our work matters.
There has never been a better time to join Syngenta!
Role purpose / Accountabilities:
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
- The purpose of the role is to manage field and laboratory aspects of field crop residue studies under Good Laboratory Practice Standards and to develop position papers in support of product registration and stewardship activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic and technical conduct of residue studies, as well as for the analysis, interpretation, impact determination, documentation, and timely reporting of results. They will also provide support for human dietary risk assessments. The role requires close working relationships with other Syngenta departments and with external contract research organizations. Opportunities exist to represent the company through participation in professional organizations and at regulatory agency meetings.
- M.S. or Ph.D. in agronomy, horticulture, entomology/nematology, weed science, plant pathology, chemistry, biology or other related field. (Equivalent combinations of education and relevant job experience will also be considered.)
- Candidates with experience in agricultural product development, strong analytical/residue chemistry background, are preferred. Familiarity with human dietary and residential exposure and risk assessment is also desirable.
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities:
- The ideal candidate will have prior knowledge of the global regulatory residue study guidelines, of agronomic practices, residue or analytical chemistry, of the crop protection chemicals registration process and an awareness of the principles use in human (dietary and residential) risk assessment. The ideal candidate would also have experience with maximum residue limits, import tolerances and minor use programs.
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:
- This position is best suited for an energetic team-player with the flexibility to adapt and develop necessary new skills as needed. A strong capacity for problem solving (analysis, solution conceptualization, strategy and execution) coupled with strong written and verbal communication skills is vital to this position.
- Proficiency in computer programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint are required.
- Scientific Leadership and Scientific Creativity/Innovation
- Team Player and Collaborative
- Excellent Verbal Communication Skills
- Excellent Technical Writing Skills
- Skilled at Delivering Multiple Projects for Multiple Stakeholders
- Ability to Proactively Problem Solve and Advocate Technical Positions
- Sound Judgment and Decision Making
- Travel Requirements: 10-15%
- All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
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