Monsanto Genome Editing Scientist (Trait Deployment Scientist) in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

We are seeking a motivated Trait Deployment Technologies Scientist. This position will be located in St. Louis, MO (Chesterfield) and will be reporting the Genome Biology Lead.

The Trait Deployment Technologies Scientist will play a critical role in developing and testing new trait deployment methodologies to accelerate germplasm improvement. As a member of the Global Breeding Analytics and Pipeline Design organization, you will (1) experience a flexible & fun work environment where an attitude of “challenge the status quo” is the norm, (2) collaborate with scientists with diverse expertise across multi-disciplinary teams, (3) access to state-of-the-art facilities, and (4) gain superior on-the-job development to grow as a leader and impact agriculture on a global scale, among other opportunities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and technology development in key areas enabling genome editing and trait deployment in soy, corn or other row crops.

  • Collaborate across teams in Breeding, Biotechnology and Ag Productivity Innovations to test value-added concepts or enabling technologies that leverage knowledge gained thru POC experiments in (1).

  • Help secure the company’s IP and FTO in the subject areas.

  • Experimental design and timely execution that will result in data-driven decisions, generation of new ideas, documentation of experiments, filing of invention disclosures, and communication of conclusions in reports and presentations.

  • Follow all safety guidelines and maintain operational excellence through quality management and good housekeeping.

  • Minimal travel to regional field locations and business meetings

Required Skills:

  • PhD (or graduating with PhD in next 6 months) in molecular biology, plant physiology, plant genetics, cellular, reproductive and/or developmental biology and/or related field of study.

  • Effective communication and collaboration skills, being able to connect with stakeholders to initiate new projects and with experts to bring innovative solutions and drive decision making.

  • Results and detail-oriented, having the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and team environment to successfully drive multiple projects from conception to completion.

  • Project management experience.

  • Leadership experience.

  • Proficiency in experimental design and research record keeping.

  • Willingness to continually improve technical skills and expand personal development.

Desired Skills:

  • 5+ years of experience in either plant genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, reproductive biology and/or developmental biology and/or related field of study with proven creativity.

  • Postdoctoral or industry experience in the above fields.

  • Experience with patent search and writing patent applications.

  • Strong publication record.

  • Demonstrated leadership in cross-functional projects and/or external collaborations, delivering key milestones and in setting research directions in multi-disciplinary team settings.

  • Experience in crop systems or plant breeding.

  • Experience in quantitative genetics or statistical analysis, including use of software packages such as R or SAS.

  • Demonstrated technical ability to solve scientific problems using traditional and non-traditional approaches.

  • Ability to explain biological concepts to non-biologists in understandable terms.

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 .

Organization: GLB Breeding - Analytics & Pipeline Des51190876_

Title: Genome Editing Scientist (Trait Deployment Scientist)

Location: North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis

Requisition ID: 01N7V

Job: Research & Development

Schedule: Full-time

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