Product Metabolism Technical Expert - 18000816

Greensboro, North Carolina
Competitive Pay with comprehensive benefits
Aug 30, 2018
Sep 29, 2018
Job Type
Full time

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 within the Dietary and/or Environmental functions of Product Metabolism and Analytical Science (PMAS) providing expertise to project teams and other functional areas as required

• Lead and coordinate the delivery of business critical data generated at contract research organizations, being responsible for protocol design, evaluating data and reviewing/authorizing company reports

• Represent the department at various working group meetings to address metabolism-related issues, and provide guidance for decision making purposes about compound progression

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Manage studies placed with external co-operators to ensure delivery of data of the appropriate quality to time and cost

• Co-ordinate the delivery of studies conducted internally or externally to ensure project needs are met

• Independently provide technical assistance and innovative solutions to external co-operators, where appropriate to resolve technical issues or to facilitate transfer of technical know-how

• Communicate the meaning of data and its implication to projects

• Through participation in project teams, contribute to key decisions in study design and objectives 

• Work with colleagues in other functions to support the use of data sets generated by PMAS to optimize study design and overall understanding of the 

Critical knowledge:

• Minimum of a BS degree (or equivalent) in biological or chemical sciences plus 5-10+ years of applicable experience; MS degree in biological or chemical sciences plus 3-5+ years of applicable experience; PhD degree in biological or chemical sciences plus 0-3+ years of applicable experience

• Background knowledge of metabolism (either environmental, plant or mammalian) studies and objectives or significant experience in natural product isolation and identification and/or xenobiotics

Critical experience:

• Experience of working in multi-disciplinary project teams 

• Experience of accessing services through third-party organizations

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities:

• Excellent English oral and written communication skills

• Strong analytical thinker 

• Proven ability to work independently as well as effectively within a team environment

• Active scientific participation and collaboration with colleagues in industry, contract research and regulatory agencies

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

• The role has scope for individual flexibility in delivering combinations of these responsibilities 

• Opportunity to develop broader expertise in other areas of xenobiotic metabolism

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

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.


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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