R&D Science Lead - Turf and Landscape (m/f/d)


Stein AG
  • Publication date:

    09 September 2022
  • Workload:

  • Contract:

    Unlimited employment

Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity's most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.

R&D Science Lead - Turf and Landscape (m/f/d)

Job description:

Role purpose:

  • Lead biological research for TURF and landscape purpose across insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, biologicals.
  • Owns the Research Biology program supporting the Syngenta Professional Solutions (SPS) business
  • Leads a team of Research Scientists as line manager to build and maintain a world class R&D program in T&L sciences including resource allocation and priorities
  • Serve as a champion to integrate new technologies into commercially attractive offers. Is a source of innovative ideas realizes proof of concepts
  • Develop research strategies combining internal and external capabilities
  • Support Syngenta's commercial T&L businesses through high quality technical product support
  • Initiates, implements and leads experiments including organizing complex experiments, screening activities, and culture rearing in relevant areas
  • Analyzes research data and presents conclusions in detailed reports and presentations.
  • Regularly works as project lead in operational or scientific projects
  • End to end Quality management.
  • Actively contribute to technology foresight and dedicate resources to evaluate the potential for its applicability
  • Actively serve on relevant multi-function project teams representing research biology and work closely with the Global Technical Manager-T&L and the Global Marketing Manager-T&L
  • Lead, motivate, and develop Research Scientists
  • Be an active member of the scientific community by effectively networking e.g. with relevant scientists, research institutes, universities and scientific societies including through publication in relevant scientific journals

Required profile:

  • Recognized specialist in the field of turfgrass science
  • Academic or industrial experience or combinations of relevant experience leading a turf integrated pest management and research program
  • Personality able to lead in a matrix organization and effectively work in cross-functional teams and ability to work across boundaries
  • Ability to establish a strong network and ability to initiate and lead projects.
  • Effective stakeholder management, networking, and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and resilient in the face of adversity
  • Openness to change and flexibility to adapt to it
  • Digital and technology savvy and future-facing attitude

What we offer:

  • We offer a position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating research environment with modern equipment and facilities in Stein, one of our top research centres in SYT.
  • Flexible working arrangements and environment with an open culture and diverse workforce
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees
  • Learning culture & wide range of training options
Interested? We are looking forward for your complete application (cover letter, CV).

Please be aware that the job title may differ from the position title.

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