Technical Lead - Herbicide Biochemistry
Bracknell, Berkshire, GBR
5d ago

Responsibilities Technical Lead - Herbicide Biochemistry-(18044607)


Biochemistry Technical Lead

Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre, UK

Do you have a passion for Biochemistry? Are you interested in a challenging role in a dynamic scientific environment? Looking for opportunities to lead other inspirational scientists?

We are looking for an experienced, collaborative, laboratory-based scientist, with a background in leading biochemistry research or similar, to drive Crop Protection Research projects

About Syngenta :

Syngenta is a leading science-based agtech company; 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

Your role will be to :

  • Develop in vitro biochemical or binding assays to understand how our compounds act on their protein targets
  • Identify the mode of action of novel lead compounds by applying the latest technologies
  • Participate in or lead cross-disciplinary lead-discovery projects
  • Provide solutions to challenging questions, through your experience, awareness of scientific advances and comprehensive literature searching
  • Independently execute complex programmes of experimental work
  • Provide high-quality practical advice to others
  • Introduce new technologies, techniques or ways of working to improve productivity
  • Line-manage other biochemists
  • Develop your own network of contacts with relevant internal experts as well as identifying relevant opportunities to collaborate externally
  • Your skills :

  • Honours degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry or chemistry
  • A PhD in biochemistry, biochemical pharmacology, or chemical biology
  • Further research experience in a relevant industrial or academic environment
  • Understanding of ligand-binding or enzyme-inhibition assays
  • Other lab skills would be a plus : experience with biophysical techniques, mass spectrometry-based biochemical assays, protein purification, membrane proteins, organic chemistry
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex concepts and data
  • A passion and creativity for solving problems
  • Ability to provide guidance and support to junior staff
  • Ability to work with and influence others through your scientific knowledge and experience
  • Experience of line managing other scientists
  • We at Syngenta will offer :

  • Training for the role in a supportive team environment
  • Flexible working patterns to support a laboratory-based role
  • Campus environment based at Jealott’s Hill located in the Berkshire countryside between Bracknell and Maidenhead.
  • Competitive benefits package, including relocation assistance
  • Up to 31.5 days annual holiday
  • Great opportunities for personal and career development.
  • The opportunity to work with and learn from highly qualified and experienced scientists
  • Good onsite facilities including a staff restaurant, a gym and fitness classes.
  • A modern, stimulating and dynamic working environment which promotes diversity and inclusion, scientific excellence and collaboration.
  • A job and responsibilities with purpose at state-of-the-art facilities within a world class R&D campus site.
  • Syngenta is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

    We embrace and encourage diversity, and this is what drives our innovation and lets us outperform the market.


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