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Seed Technology Scientist
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.
De functie / The role
Your tasks and responsibilities
Bayer"s Global Seed Technology Research team is seeking a motivated Seed Technology Scientist based in Bergschenhoek.
The candidate shall be an individual contributor. If necessary, the candidate will supervise interns and/or technicians.
The candidate will be an integral part of the Global Seed Technology Research team, part of Global Vegetable Production Research, responsible for conducting and analyzing multi-disciplinary research projects aimed at improving seed and seedling quality. The individual should be capable of successfully working both independently as well as in a group setting. Travel may be required on an occasional basis to international Bayer locations (Global).
Develop and implement new technologies that enhance Seed Quality with a primary focus on Seed Priming [technology development and IP]
Have responsibility for understanding and designing of novel physiological and physical principles in seed germination [scientific expertise]
Maintain and expand the Bayer"s seed technology network, engineering, production research, as well as develop and maintain a scientific network [global networking]
Translate market requirements into long and midterm project goals [project acquisition]
Explore opportunities with technology suppliers, public research, universities in the area seed enhancement to gain fundamental knowledge in research areas beneficial to Bayer Vegetables [technology scouting]
Represent Bayer Vegetables in external projects with universities, research institutes and companies [representation]
Responsible for statistical analyses of results obtained in internal and external projects and subsequent decision making, including oral and written communications [project management]
Actively participates in the Bayer ESH Program [safety]
Het profiel / Your profile
Theoretical and practical knowledge of seed and seedling physiology and broad understanding of seed enhancement technology. Product development experience in the seed industry highly desirable.
MSc in Agricultural Sciences required with at least 4 years" experience in relevant field, PhD preferred.
MSc or PhD degree in (plant) biology, (seed) physiology and genetics, or related fields is desired
Functional and technical proficiency in seed technology or other related agriculture experience.
Result oriented leadership capability.
Excellent communications skills in English, both oral and in writing, including the capability to clearly present information and influence or persuade others through oral or written communications.
Decision making and problem-solving skills. Capability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues.
Capacity to working with people and lead people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitments to achieve goals and project objectives jointly.
Ability to work in a fast-paced global and multi-cultural vegetable seed company.
Use of statistical analysis in problem solving and decision making.
Reactie / Reaction
Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. 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. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.