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Research Scientist Biology


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Research Scientist Biology

Research Scientist Biology   -   ( 18007010 )  

Syngenta is a leading company in agricultural chemistry 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 help increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life.
We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.  We work in a collaborative and inspiring culture where personal contribution is rewarded and growth and development are at the heart of our culture.

Research Scientist Biology
Vacancy Type:  Permanent, Fulltime 
Location:  Switzerland – Stein, Aargau (25 km East of Basel)
Role Purpose:
  • Carries out experiments in lab, glasshouse and field to test crop protection products against pathogens, pests and weeds in turf
  • Active contributions in scientific activities and projects
  • Accountabilities:  
  • Is fully responsible to independently plan and execute single experiments or equivalent tasks in lab, glasshouse and field
  • Helps to shape experimental programs of work in consultation with line manager 
  • Prepares method relevant equipment (incl. growing of plants) and material for experiments and supervises testing 
  • Documents trials and test results and carries out first interpretation of data, is able to summarize data in a report
  • Further develops testing methods /applications under supervision 
  • Is willing to maintain outdoor turf fields and perform field trials using existing equipment and machinery

  • Skilled lab technician (Agro-Bio-Laborant or BSc in agrobiology disciplines)
  • Expertise in handling fungi (plant pathogens) and performing tests in vitro and on plants (e.g. knowledge of working under sterile conditions, conducting inoculation and assessments)
  • Experience of working with plants and insects in lab, glasshouse and field to test and interpret efficacy of crop protection products
  • Confidence in handling chemicals (preparing spray solutions and applying products)
  • Good knowledge of German and English language written and spoken (Level B1 or above) 
  • Open, flexible and eager to learn
What we offer:
  • A position in a small team (Turf and Ornamentals) which has a very broad field of activity in a stimulating and international environment -> #bringingplantpotentialtolife
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced employees
I nterested? We are looking forward for your application in English or German!

Primary Location

:   CHE-Stein-Stein  


:   Biological Sciences