Research Associate Jobs in Bracknell at Syngenta

Title: Research Associate

Company: Syngenta

Location: Bracknell

DescriptionAbout SyngentaSyngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. 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. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

Role PurposeThe purpose of the Research Associate is to support Weed Control Research Biology on the SPS (Secondary Profiling Screen) platform by spraying and maintaining, plants in the glass-house in order to deliver timely, quality data to herbicide research projects

The job holder will work in the Trialling operations platform within Technical Support – Weed Control and will be required to spray and maintain herbicide bioassays in the glasshouse, using established and novel weed screening methods producing biology data to enable project decisions.


Maintain plants under glasshouse conditions for the duration of the test.

Work independently and as part of a team while carrying out experimental work using established and novel screening methods

Be accountable for work being done with precision, accuracy and efficiency

Perform all activities in accordance with the Syngenta Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy

Identify issues, non-conformities and report them

Accurately keep records and databases current

Can be involved in training of daily tasks

Good work ethic and works consistently in performing role

Proactive in identifying problems and assists in solving them

Critical Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

The role requires physically demanding work in our glasshouses

General knowledge of plant biology; ideally also wi

th knowledge of weed control and some agronomy.

Entry level knowledge of laboratory techniques Good analytical, organizational and people skills.

Be flexible, detailed oriented and a good communicator

Agility in learning new tasks, self-starter and team player


Education Critical success factors & key challenges

B.Sc. degree or A levels plus one to two years’ experience in a related field preferred

To quickly become proficient in the tasks and process of the Secondary Profile Screen

To produce high quality work, i.e. accuracy, consistency, completeness in an efficient manner

Syngenta will offer

Competitive salary and benefits scheme including bonus, healthcare & generous pension

Flexible working hours

31.5 days annual holiday

Good onsite facilities, gym, fitness classes, staff restaurant

We embrace and encourage diversity, and this is what drives our innovation and lets us outperform the market. https://www.syngenta.com/careers/working-syngenta/diversity-and-inclusion

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