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R&D Scientist 1- Disease Control

Syngenta Crop Protection
Vero Beach, FL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Company Description

As a world market leader in crop protection, we help farmers to counter these threats and ensure enough safe, nutritious, affordable food for all – while minimizing the use of land and other agricultural inputs. Syngenta Crop Protection keeps plants safe from planting to harvesting.  From the moment a seed is planted through to harvest, crops need to be protected from weeds, insects and diseases as well as droughts and floods, heat and cold. Syngenta Crop Protection is headquartered in Switzerland.Job Description

About Syngenta

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 we serve. No matter 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 Us

Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. We currently have two openings for an R&D Scientist, in Vero Beach, Florida.

In this role, you will be an influential part of a highly motivated research team at the Vero Beach Research Center.  Design, initiate, and conduct research and development projects including field, greenhouse, growth chamber, and lab studies with the focus to support the North American Disease Control program.



  • Conduct and coordinate high-quality trials, contributing to the biological profiling and label development of fungicides.

  • Contribute to or lead project planning and defining experimental objectives; ensuring trial implementation; generating or acquiring data and information.

  • Summarize trial data and provide recommendations, identify development opportunities for product label expansion or further research.

  • Work with team members, Technical Managers, and other stakeholders on trial design and implementation.

  • Provide technical support and training e.g. coordinate demonstration trials for training/education for internal and external persons, and participate in various site tours for internal and external groups.

  • Provide technical data and information in support of special local, state, regional, and national labeling actions.

  • Actively participate in project teams within the Crop Protection Field Development network



  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

  • Ph.D. degree, or M.S. degree (with a minimum of 3 years in research) in plant pathology. Demonstrated experience and/ or training in Plant Pathology field, greenhouse, or lab. research.

  • Experience conducting independent research in plant pathology; conception, execution, and data analysis.

  • Experience conducting disease control field trials to evaluate fungicides with respect to efficacy, crop tolerance, crop agronomy, and other related experimental techniques.

  • Experience with a diverse range of economically important crop path systems is a distinct advantage.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and people skills. Knowledge of statistical analysis.

  • Travel 10-15%

Additional Information

What We Offer:

  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development and strives for a work-life balance that supports the team members. offers flexible work options to support your work and personal needs

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts your first day

  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution

  • Paid Vacation,  9 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, and Corporate Discounts, among other benefits

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.


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