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Location: - (Raleigh, North Carolina, South United States, USA)
Open Til: 28-Apr-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Agronomy
Career Type: General
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
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Division: Product Biology
Function: Product Biology
State/Province: North Carolina [NC]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Product Biology Technical Manager -IRM
Job ID: 2895
Establish center of excellence for understanding and development of insect resistance management (IRM) strategies supporting global GM traits and chemistry research, development and commercialization; and within an integrated crop context. Understand and implement strategies and studies to enable Syngenta to meet and influence regulatory requirements for GM insect trait registrations and stewardship conditions of registration working with a cross-functional team. Lead the development of a comprehensive cross-crop / cross-influencer / cross-business insect resistance management strategy and guide implementation of best practice globally.
Accountabilities: Drive the development of North American insecticidal trait resistance management strategies to meet regulatory, durability and stewardship requirements while ensuring a fit with crop business strategies to include chemistry and integrated crop strategies. Provide key linkage to chemistry research, development and commercialization concerning trait developments and chemistry synergy and fit. Establish best practices for meeting North American commmerical trait registration conditions and stewardship concerning IRM including development of required biology data, modelling considerations, development of a rapid response plan to reports of suspected insect resistance, and a mitigation plan to verified cases of insect resistance to Syngenta's traits to include chemistry tactics. Adapt and transfer IRM strategy and best practice to global regions according to global commercial strategy Provide technical input on approaches to discovery of insecticidal trait leads with novel modes of action versus key pests. Provide advice on commercial construct design and lead event selection ensuring appropriate candidate events are promoted with desirable IRM attributes. Analyze and respond to the current competitive IRM environment to include forecasting future directions/trends for IRM plans and regulatory requirements Interact with university scientists, customer groups, governmental scientists and regulatory agencies to influence IRM regulations, promote good stewardship practices, and increase awareness of the IRM benefits from Syngenta's trait and chemistry offerings, either independently or in collaboration with other companies.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
Critical knowledge: :
An in-depth knowledge of insecticides Ph.D. in entomology or closely related field.
Background and understanding of key aspects of insecticidal trait development, commercialization, regulation and stewardship.
At least ten years of experience in IRM trait biology inc luding assay development , resistance
modeling, experimental design, and interactions with regulatory and other functional groups.
Working understanding/competence of processes and systems required for data capture, analysis
Membership on teams demonstrating significant contributions and leadership.
Demonstrated accomplishments in the field with excellent public speaking effect iveness
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges: Team player with engaging and pro- active communication style.
Ability to manage transitional change including shifting organizational responsibilities from marketing to product biology and vice versa.
Must be able to focus on key projects and prioritize accordingly. Ability to maintain objectivity in the
face of diversity.
Critical technical, professional, & personal capabilities:
Ability to synthesize technical information from various sources to enable key insights to enhance
Comfort with multi-tasking Strong project management skills supported by excellent oral, written,
and interpersonal communication.
Willingness and ability to influence internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to make sound decisions based on critical data analyses.
Opportunistic, can-do attitude.
Simplify the c omplex.
Critical Leadership Capabilities:
Innovative, challenge the status quo
Independent and pragmatic .
Manages for performance
Communicates with impact
Travel Requirements & other informations:
Travel requirements - 30%
All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.