30+ days ago


Job Description

About Syngenta:

Syngenta is leading science-based agtech company; dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanityrsquo;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

About this job:

We are currently seeking a scientist to become a key figure in ensuring the safety to operators and consumers following the use of Syngentarsquo;s crop protection products. Working as part of a team the role requires expertise in the understanding, design, delivery and interpretation of a wide range of residue chemistry data (e.g. analytical methods, crop residue trials and processing and operator exposure studies) to provide inputs to operator and consumer risk assessment positions. The role also requires the evaluation of new guidelines and approaches to data generation to maintain Syngentarsquo;s competitive advantage.

Successful team members have come from a variety of backgrounds ndash; Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Agronomy.

This role will include:

  • Providing expertise in the design and conduct of a range of residue studies e.g. magnitude of residue, method validation, storage stability, crop rotation, processing, livestock feeding, operator exposure and dislodgeable residue
  • Working with external contract research organisation partners to deliver complex programmes of work
  • Identifying, defining and solving key scientific problems, particularly on field trial data, analytical data, chromatography
  • Ensuring the delivery and content of the field and analytical phases of GLP residue studies to meet agreed timelines and quality
  • An understanding of current and developing EU regulatory testing guidelines and issues, devising and advocating techno-regulatory strategies to gain and defend product registrations
  • Participating in science projects and communicating the outcomes within Syngenta and at external venues

This role would be expected to develop with time to representation of the function in techno-regulatory project teams (either from the consumer safety or operator safety perspective), developing further skills in risk assessment, project management and the evaluation and application of new approaches to dietary or operator risk assessment. Leading the provision of expertise on project teams, and working with colleagues from Environmental Safety, Toxicology, Metabolism, Regulatory Affairs and Project Management, will be key components of the role.

To be successful in this role, we believe you will need:

  • To be qualified to a minimum of degree level in chemistry, biochemistry, food science, analytical science, environmental chemistry or agronomy with at least 3 years post academic industry experience
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • An ability to work in multiple projects simultaneously and prioritise work effectively
  • Experience of working to tight timelines
  • To be capable of making good technical judgments in a timely manner
  • An ability to solve difficult and complex technical problems utilising a proactive approach
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary project teams and demonstrated project management skills
    Highly numerate and the candidate would have demonstrated skills in data analysis

Preferable knowledge and experience (though not essential):

  • Experience of analytical chemistry in the agrochemical/pesticide industry or in an industry where exposure data are required
  • Knowledge of the EU pesticide guidelines relating to residue chemistry
    Experience in the conduct of GLP or GEP field trials

Syngenta will offer:

  • Campus environment based at Jealotts Hill, Bracknell, Berkshire
  • Full Time and permanent contract
  • Competitive benefits and salary
  • Up to 31.5 days holiday
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees

We embrace and encourage diversity, and this is what drives our innovation and lets us outperform the market.


Source: Syngenta