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Recruiter: Elyse Schubiner
To apply, contact: Elyse.Schubiner@syngenta.com
Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. We are currently seeking a Seeds Research Post-doc for a 2-year contract position. The position involves studying and understanding plant organellar biology and plant growth/stress responses using molecular, cellular, genetic, and genomic techniques. In this role you will:
Develop novel concepts and technical solutions for crop genetic improvement and performance enhancement
Independently design studies and conduct experiments to generate results and materials, analyse experimental data, write research reports and papers, and formulate technical recommendations
Contribute expertise and integrate technological advances to develop and/or improve Syngenta Seed Research capabilities
Discuss and collaborate with supervisor and colleagues to explore new approaches and propose technical approaches
Work independently under minimal supervision to design experiments and conduct studies to achieve objectives as defined by research projects.
Perform necessary experiments and use resources effectively to generate quality data for peer-reviewed journal publications
Ensure that all research and experiments are carried out following company HSE policies and quality guidelines
PhD degree in plant biology, cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, or a related field
Excellent knowledge and experience in organelle biology and plant growth/stress response
Demonstrated working knowledge in recombinant DNA technology and plant tissue culture
Demonstrated experience in cytoplasmic genetics/genomics and cytonuclear interactions
Excellent knowledge of plant growth/stress response pathways
Expertise in the use of fluorescent and/or confocal microscopy
Experience in cytoplasmic genome engineering and/or mutagenesis
Familiarity with plant tissue culture and transformation
Experience in complex genome assembly
Ability to design and construct complex recombinant DNA vectors
Familiarity with functional genetics and tools using gene expression, genome editing
Demonstrated problem-solving ability in the context of plant biotechnology research
Flexibility in handling new assignments and delivering results in a rapidly changing work environment
Excellent record keeping and outstanding attention to details
All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
Candidate must be capable of relocating within US.