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About Syngenta 

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.

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Seeds Lab Process Specialist to join our team. As a Lab Process Specialist, you will play a crucial role in our Seed Physiology and Zygosity Testing for our NA Seed Business. You will be responsible for helping train, improve, and oversee many laboratory testing processes, including germination, vigor, seed physiology, herbicide bioassay and zygosity testing. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in plant sciences, seed technology, and laboratory techniques. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the advancement of agricultural innovation and help ensure the quality and viability of our seed products. 


  • Accountability for tracking, troubleshooting, and solving testing issues.   
  • Accountable for ensuring accurate & timely data is recorded; including test validation steps 
  • Prepare procedures and training materials for all staff for laboratory tests in Seed Physiology & Zygosity.  Conduct testing to enable competency & proficiency. 
  • Lead Zygosity testing activities within the laboratory and scoring corresponding genotyping data. 
  • Active involvement in laboratory data management; collection and analysis.   
  • Develop a working understanding and aptitude for all lab testing functions to be able to fill in for technicians when necessary. 
  • Identify & lead projects for laboratory continuous improvement. 
  • Help track KPIs for further continuous improvement across laboratory operations. 
  • Accountable & facilitates that >3 Quality Management Review meetings are set up annually. Process owner for all items involving laboratory testing operations. 
  • Lead & Coach FT Techs & Contractors on proper operational procedures.  Be able to coach across entire laboratory team. 
  • Adhere to all relevant safety guidelines and regulations during laboratory operations.  Show leadership for Goal Zero and HSE initiatives. 
  • Obtain Registered Seed Technologist within 3 years of obtaining role.  Represent Syngenta with state and national seed testing organizations 


Critical Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years relevant work experience (seed production, seed testing, QMS) 

Critical Experience 

  • Preferred: Registered Seed Technologist or in progress 

Critical Capabilities

  • Use of Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and SAP for transactional accuracy, High attention to detail, strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. 

Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges

  • Excellent leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to effectively drive results while demonstrating strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen eye for detail and accuracy. 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with internal teams and cross-functional teams (i.e. Supply Planning, Logistics, Plants, Genotyping, etc.) 
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and balance multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a proactive mindset with a commitment to continuous improvement 

 Additional Information

  • 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, 9 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.

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmla.htm)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC)(http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/firststep/poster_direct.htm) Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)(http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/eppa.htm

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