Environmental Risk Assessor

  • Syngenta
  • USA-North Carolina-Greensboro
  • Mar 12, 2017
Biology/Ecology Environmental Science/Engineering EHS - Environmental, Health & Safety Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

About This Job 

This position is responsible for conducting quantitative risk assessments for crop protection products and traits in North America. You will provide technical advice on study designs for regulatory and research oriented studies as well as advice to support new and existing registrations of Syngenta products and traits. You will work closely with regional/global regulatory and product safety teams as well as other functional teams to produce risk assessments for regulatory submission and to develop and optimize technical/scientific capabilities. You will represent the company through participation in professional organizations/workshops, industry-wide task forces and at meetings with regulatory agencies. Participation and interaction with the global Environmental Safety team will also be required. This role may also require working collaboratively with external researchers to advance the science of ecotoxicology and environmental risk assessment. Essential Knowledge & Experience

  • Gain an understanding of the FIFRA and Endangered Species risk assessment process
  • Gain an understanding of the Syngenta portfolio in order to interact with internal and external customers to support Syngenta products. 
  • Understand and comply with the regional and global requirements that are placed on the team and deliver work products on time and to the required standards.
  • The successful candidate will have experience working in a team-oriented environment managing multiple projects, possess excellent analytical, interpretive and communication skills, and be able to adapt technical skills to changing needs. 
  • A strong capacity for problem solving, planning, organization, and the ability to develop technical skills in disciplines beyond the candidate’s area of expertise. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential for this position.  A high level of advocacy skills and an ability to work with senior scientists and others internal and external to Syngenta.
  • This position is suited for an energetic team-oriented individual who also has the ability to operate autonomously.
  • Must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

 Qualifications Qualifications

  • This is a mid-level position for a Ph.D candidate.
  • Ideally 3 years or more of relevant experience and with a background in basic or applied ecotoxicology, toxicology, ecology, environmental science, risk assessment or related discipline.
  • A background in genetics and/or molecular biology is desirable.

Additional Information

  • Travel- 15%
  • Relocation support is available
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US without visa support

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.

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