Technical Expert, Toxicology
Greensboro, NC 
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Technical Expert, Toxicology (18013162)

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:

The person hired into this position will be expected to provide technical expertise in general and systemic toxicology to support human health risk assessments and registrations of plant protection products. The ideal candidate will also have specific training and experience in neuroscience or neurotoxicology. The toxicologist works within multi-disciplinary science teams and will be responsible for the specification, design, and management of studies conducted at contract research organizations as well the provision of interpreted data and advice to projects. This person may also represent Human Safety on new active ingredient research, development, or product life cycle management projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide input to development of science plans through active participation on cross-functional and multi-disciplinary project teams
  • Manage all aspects of studies placed at CROs, including study design and protocol generation, conduct, problem solving, interpretation, and reporting
  • Interpret data and provide sound technical advice and positions to inform timely project and business decisions
  • Prepare and present technical positions to key internal stakeholders
  • Seek out latest developments in toxicology and risk assessment, and in consultation with other technical experts, assesses potential impact and utility of these developments to Syngenta R&D projects


Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in toxicology or related discipline with 0 to 3 years of relevant experience; applicants with BS or MS degrees and commensurate experience will be considered
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation
  • Training and expertise neurotoxicology would be a distinct advantage
  • Experience in making initial interpretations of complex data and translation of this to advice to project teams
  • Solid understanding of the purpose and conduct of toxicology studies in the context of risk assessment

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Ability to lead projects and to deliver technical leadership in defined areas
  • Networking and relationship building skills
  • Excellent technical writing ability with strong verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to gain commitment from both internal and external stakeholders
  • High level of attention to detail and a strong capacity for data interpretation and assessment
  • The ability to quickly learn and apply new skills
  • Plans, organizes, prioritizes, and monitors performance in order to meet project deadlines
  • Travel requirement <10%

What We Offer:

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
  • 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, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
0 to 3 years
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