Pesticide Metabolism Scientist

Syngenta Global Greensboro , NC 27395

Posted 7 months ago

About Syngenta:

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

About this Job:

  • Serve as a key scientific contributor in areas of animal, plant and/or environmental metabolism to ensure the safety of new pipeline and existing crop protection products

  • Lead and coordinate the delivery of safety studies conducted externally with contract research partners

  • Accountable for ensuring that protocol design covers the intended uses and appropriate Regulatory guidelines, understanding and communicating data and results, and ensuring the quality of reports and submission documents.

  • Address metabolism-related issues and provide guidance to support decision making for the advancement of pipeline products as part of regional and global teams.

  • Excellent opportunities to develop and expand technical depth, breath and impact.



  • Minimum of a PhD with emphasis in organic chemistry, natural products, pharmacology, environmental science, or related disciplines

  • Background knowledge of metabolism and transformation of chemicals in plant, animal and/or environmental systems

  • Experience with and demonstrated ability to work effectively across multi-disciplinary teams

  • Proven ability to root-cause and resolve or mitigate technically challenging problems

  • Ability to work independently to manage timelines and deliver results, while being an effective team contributor.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (English)

  • Aptitude with electronic word processing, spreadsheet and presentation systems, as well as comfort in using electronic systems and databases

  • The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate that they are eligible to live and carry out the particular role in the USA



  • Previous experience executing guideline studies for the registration of crop protection products.

  • Direct laboratory experience with the isolation and identification of unknown chemistry products in biological and/or environmental matrices

  • Expertise in conducting animal/livestock metabolism, plant metabolism and/or environmental fate studies

  • Experience in coordinating and directing work being conducted at external contract research organizations

  • Applied knowledge in Lean or other continuous improvement methodologies

  • Experience working in a GLP environment is also a plus.

Employee may, as part of his/her role and maybe through multifunctional teams, participate in the creation and design of innovative solutions. In this context, employee may contribute to inventions, designs, other work product, including know-how, copyrights, software, innovations, solutions, and other intellectual assets.

What We Offer:

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

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

  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others

  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family oriented events throughout the year

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, gender identity, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Syngenta Contact Information:

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