Monsanto Research Entomologist in ST. LOUIS, Missouri
We are seeking an exceptionally talented scientist to become an integral member of our multi-disciplinary Plant Biotechnology organization as a Research Entomologist . The successful candidate will develop, coordinate, and perform high throughput assays that are critical for the discovery and development of insect control products. This role will provide an opportunity to partner with and work across multifunctional teams within our company to deliver next-generation insect control traits to farmers throughout the world.
The individual in this role will provide technical assistance and entomological expertise to several research programs within Bayer Crop Science. They will be an integral contributor on project teams where collaboration with key in vitro research with agricultural pests is needed.
Key Responsibilities :
Design, coordinate, and initiate testing program to characterize activity of new insect control traits
Ensure that USDA regulations are followed for all studies and help prepare IP applications
Management of daily work assignments for contractors
Provide key input to product development and discovery teams charged with development of novel insect control traits
Capacity to work collaboratively within and beyond our cross-functional organization to maintain and foster alliances and research collaborations
Keep abreast of scientific developments relevant to insect control and resistance management
Ensure high quality data are produced and delivered in a timely manner
Support broader platform workflow needs and ensure company safety policies and guidelines are met
Required Education and Skills/Experience :
Minimum of M.S. in Entomology, Biology or related discipline
Experience working with agricultural pests
Strong background in either insect feeding behavior, insect diet, insect physiology, plant-insect interactions, and/or insect protein interactions
Ability to conceptualize, design, and execute experiments that address insect specific research questions in transgenic cropping systems
Agility to work on multiple projects and flexibility to meet business objectives
Research experience conducting insect efficacy testing in vitro or other systems
Functional knowledge of statistics and data management
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Desired Education and Skills/Experience :
Ph.D. in Entomology
Experience working with automation
Strong written and oral communication and organization skills, with a proven ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, precise, and actionable manner to diverse audiences including expert and non-technical audiences
Proficiency with database applications such Spotfire or LIMs related programs
Prior experience leading scientific initiatives across functional areas
Prior experience with quality management systems such as ISO or GLP
Demonstrated creativity in defining challenging exploratory projects and developing solutions
Track record of successfully evaluating and developing pipeline and process improvements
Trained or certified in Lean and/or Six Sigma
Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.
While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting advancingtogether.com/careers .
Organization: US Biotech - Trait Testing51180262_
Title: Research Entomologist
Location: North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis
Requisition ID: 01SLM
Job: Research & Development
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