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Location: - (Greensboro, North Carolina, South United States, USA)
Open Til: 29-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 Safety
Function: Environmental Safety
State/Province: North Carolina [NC]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Ecotoxicologist and Environmental Risk Assessor (Technical Expert 2-4)
Job ID: 2902
-Primary responsibility is to conduct quantitative environmental risk assessments for crop protection products in North America and provide technical advice to support new and existing registrations of Syngenta products.
-Work closely with regional/global regulatory and product safety teams and other functional teams to produce risk assessments for regulatory submission and to develop and optimize technical/scientific capabilities.
-Participate in and interact with the global Environmental Safety team.
-Participate in the development of methodologies, data, and studies specific to Syngenta products.
-Provide recommendations for environmental exposure/risk determination and mitigation.
-Represent the company through participation in professional organizations/workshops, industry-wide task forces and at meetings with regulatory agencies.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience: Knowledge, Experience and capabilities:
This is an mid-level position for a Ph.D. (or equivalent) with ideally 3-5 years of relevant experience and with a background in basic or applied ecotoxicology, toxicology, ecology, ecological risk assessment, or a related discipline.
-The successful candidate will have experience working in a team-oriented environment managing multiple projects, possess excellent analytical, interpretive and communication skills, and be able to adapt technical skills to changing needs.
-A strong capacity for problem solving, planning, organization, and the ability to develop technical skills in disciplines beyond the candidate's area of expertise.
Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges: -Rapidly gain an understanding of the Syngenta portfolio in order to interact with internal and external customers to support Syngenta products.
-Understand and comply with the regional and global requirements that are placed on the team and deliver work products on time and to the required standards .
Critical technical, professional, personal capabilities:
-Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for this position. A high level of advocacy skills and an ability to work with senior scientists and others internally and external to Syngenta.
-This position is suited for an energetic team-player who also has the ability to operate autonomously.
Critical Leadership Capabilities:
Collaborates across Boundaries
Focuses on customers
Manages for Performance
Innovative - High initiative
Travel Requirements and other informtion:
Travel Requirements -Travel may vary depending upon projects.
All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.
Knowledge of wildlife ecology or toxicology (bird or mammal), environmental fate, lab- or field-based ecology or toxicology, and/or ecological risk assessment of agricultural chemicals is a plus.