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Process Studies Group Post Doctorate

Company: Syngenta Group
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: March 17, 2023

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 Us

We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. To support that challenge, the R&D team is currently seeking a Process Studies Group Post Doc in Greensboro, NC. As a Process Studies Group Post Doc you will identify and develop new technologies to improve the biological, manufacturing and physical performance of future products and to enhance our technology base in formulation development methods.


  • Independently conduct laboratory studies to evaluate and optimize formulation / colloid science technologies
  • Access external expertise and science where needed
  • Recognize areas of potential proprietary advantage and capture opportunities accordingly
  • Proactively advise development personnel and arrange laboratory support work to assist in the solution of manufacturing process problems and opportunities so that results can be implemented
  • Plan and control / carry out laboratory work to meet project targets and timelines as agreed with +1 manager in order to increase understanding of physical science underpinning Syngenta processes
  • Provide expertise in particle and colloid science to Development, Supply Chain and Project Teams to permit formulation and execution of development plans to meet Business targets under the guidance of +1 Manager
  • Process & interpret results as directed by +1 Manager in order to progress work plans. Produce detailed technical reports and provide technical summaries / presentations to project teams
  • Develop and design new analytical testing methods to ensure customer satisfaction with Syngenta products under all condition in the marketplace.
  • Organize, schedule and execute projects in accordance with departmental priorities as well as assist in training and supervision of technicians, co-op students and contract employees
  • Carry out literature searches and searches of computerized databases in order to identify new capability / technology to improve Syngenta processes Critical success factors & key challenges
    • Transferring expertise to other scientists requires good inter-personal skills, plus the ability to adapt to and exploit existing informal networks
    • Concise, clear and timely written communications to support technology transfer
    • Networking with the local formulation technical community to recognize difficulties and opportunities
    • Ability to manage multiple projects.
    • Actively apply scientific expertise to influence projects and innovation in a fast moving environment.
    • Deliver projects with high quality information to meet the demands of business specific and strategic projects Qualifications

      Knowledge, experience & capabilities

      Critical knowledge
      • Minimum Ph.D. in the field of crystallization or colloid science
      • Familiarity with experimental design and statistical analysis Critical experience
        • Sufficient laboratory experience to be able to efficiently design test methods and evaluate equipment/instruments
        • Experience with formulating and testing hypotheses
        • Strong background in physical science
        • Practical experience in active ingredient manufacture Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
          • Comprehensive laboratory / analytical experience and knowledge
          • Ability to apply physico-chemical concepts to process development including use of specialized data analysis tools.
          • Ability to analyze complex and diverse problem situations creatively leading to the generation and implementation of original solutions
          • Good time management and work planning skills
          • Ability to convey the right level of detail to the right audience verbally, in writing, or by presentations and ability to judge when and who to communicate key information.
          • Able to maintain and extend networks internally and with other parts of the organization and contribute constructively to teams in order to meet targets.
          • Engineering sense to think quantitatively about laboratory phenomena
          • Objectivity to approach potentially contentious issues logically and decide issues factually
          • Empathy to understand others' perspectives
          • Self-motivated and disciplined 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, Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts, among other benefits
              Syngenta has been ranked as a top employer by Science Journal.
              Learn more about our team and our mission here:

              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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