Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.
Syngenta Digital is changing the agriculture industry and we want you to be part of that. Digital innovations, data and new technologies will transform the way that crops are managed in the future and enable farmers and agronomists to enhance efficiency and sustainable food production. You will help to develop solutions that turns data into meaningful information and ultimately helps to grow more food with fewer resources.
The Syngenta Analytics and Data Sciences team is seeking a Biostatistician with a passion for utilizing their statistical and applied mathematical skills to help transform our Seeds product development pipeline, through enhanced experimental designs and analytics. As a Biostatistician you will work collaboratively on the design, analysis, and implementation of industry-leading experimental designs and biometric capabilities to improve decision making for Syngenta Seeds Research and Development.
You will help transform digital agriculture by:
Working collaboratively on the design, analysis, and implementation of industry-leading experimental designs and the biometric capabilities to improve decision making for Syngenta Seeds Research and Development.
Play a major role in defining, designing, and enhancing our experimental designs and analysis capabilities for our field trial experiments that support our global seeds business
Assist in modernizing our field trialing system by utilizing phenomics, sensor data, and spatial analyses to gain insights and enhance decision making
Model complex problems, discover insights, and identify opportunities with the use of statistics, applied mathematics, and visualization techniques
Provide fit-for-purpose statistics and data analytics support
Identify data needs and provide recommendations; efficiently process, clean, and verify the integrity of data used for analyses
Locations available: Downers Grove or Malta, Illinois; Slater, Iowa; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina
Ph.D. or Master’s degree with equivalent experience in applied mathematics, statistics, data science or related quantitative field
2+ years of experience in statistical methods applied to experimental design and analysis, including programming, multivariate statistics, probability, and spatial statistics
Experience using a programming language (Python, C/C++, Matlab) or a statistical computer language (R, Python, SQL) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
Experience with visualization and rapid prototyping tools (R Shiny, Spotfire, Power BI)
Technical understanding of plant breeding and environmental trialing
Formal training and experience in mixed-linear models, generalized linear models, machine learning models, stochastic or mathematical simulation models
Experience with Agile methodology
Demonstrated accountability, continuous development, collaboration, and strong communication, and storytelling skills
Ability to network and collaborate with colleagues from diverse technical backgrounds to build and enable end to end solutions
What We Offer:
Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others
A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year
Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies, comprising of Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality, and safety of agriculture with world-class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. Syngenta Crop Protection and Syngenta Seeds are part of Syngenta Group. In more than 100 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration, and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to accelerating innovation for farmers and nature, striving for carbon-neutral agriculture, helping people stay safe and healthy, and partnering for impact.To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.We are