We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to join the Vegetable R&D team as a Discovery Pathology Scientist in Woodland, California. The primary focus of this role is to lead phenotyping efforts for innovative product concepts and champion new technologies for phenotyping. The incumbent will lead cross-functional initiatives and teams with experts in plant pathology, plant breeding, genetics and genomics, cell biology, statistics and data science and other breeding technology fields. These teams work together to support our vegetable product pipeline through the development of new vegetable products that bring value to growers, processors, retailers and consumers.
Major responsibilities include:
• Leading discovery projects focusing on disease traits of commercial importance
• Designing experiments with emphasis on new vegetable product concepts
• Prospecting and adoption of innovative technologies for disease phenotyping
• Partnering with Vegetable R&D teams globally to identify creative solutions that streamline and increase efficiency of our core discovery pathology activities
• Recruit, train and develop research personnel
Required Education & Skills/Experience:
• PhD in plant pathology or related field
• Experience in project management and ability to lead interdisciplinary teams to accomplish project goals within expected timelines and within budget
• Strong background in experimental design and statistics
• Demonstrated ability to think creatively, envision solutions and lead change
• Outstanding analytical and communication skills
• Strong initiative and results orientation
Desired Education & Skills/Experience:
• Experience in phenomics and/or high-throughput phenotyping such as imaging technologies, sensors or in vitro assays
• Experience with programming, analysis of large datasets and data visualization
• Background or familiarity with gene editing methods
• Prior work experience in an industry R&D setting
• People leadership experience
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.