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Bayer Genetic Discovery Scientist in Chesterfield, Missouri

Scientist II - Genetic Discovery


The primary responsibilities of this role, Scientist II - Genetic Discovery, are to:

  • Support the design, development, implementation and execution of technical projects required for development new breeding methods that will increase genetic gain for varietal crops;

  • Be responsible for project leadership for critical testing, evaluation, and incorporation of new technologies to increase genetic gain by reducing cycle time, increasing selection intensity and improving prediction accuracy;

  • Identify new challenges and opportunities for new projects by building strong partnerships with internal and external collaborators;

  • Keep abreast of new developments in key skill areas in quantitative genetics, plant breeding, evolutionary biology, machine learning, and artificial intelligence and to develop innovative new breeding methods from those advancements;

  • May lead multi-function teams to support innovation projects for Precision Breeding, with a key focus on driving genetic gain and product performance through digital transformation and new technology development and deployment;

  • Support the Health Safety & Environment, Compliance, Business Conduct and Human Rights policies and culture.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science with at least seven years of relevant experience or Master of Science with at least five years of relevant experience or Ph.D. degree with at least three years of relevant experience;

  • Demonstrate experience working collaboratively in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams to achieve common goals;

  • Demonstrate experience leading and influencing activities of cross-functional teams without direct reporting relationships;

  • Ability to lead and influence key stakeholders through challenges and opportunities; facilitates solutions;

  • Results orientation with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously;

  • Experience with and a demonstrated ability to perform data analysis with large datasets using R or Python.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or Master degree in Plant or Animal breeding, Evolutionary Genetics, Genetics, Crop Science, or Data Science;

  • Experience with automated phenotyping/remote sensing and the interpretation of imaging data.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice.

Division: Crop Science Reference Code 205962

Functional Area: Biological R&D Location: United States : Missouri : Chesterfield

Employment Type: Regular Position Grade: VS 1.1

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Pittsburgh, PA +1 888-473-1001, option #5 hrop_usa@bayer.com