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Biostatistics Lead - Hybrid/Remote

Company: Syngenta
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description
Syngenta Seeds is one of the world's largest developers and producers of seed for farmers, commercial growers, retailers and small seed companies. Syngenta seeds improve the quality and yields of crops. High-quality seeds ensure better and more productive crops, which is why farmers invest in them. Advanced seeds help mitigate risks such as disease and drought and allow farmers to grow food using less land, less water and fewer inputs. Syngenta Seeds brings farmers more vigorous, stronger, resistant plants, including innovative hybrid varieties and biotech crops that can thrive even in challenging growing conditions. Syngenta Seeds is headquartered in the United States.
Job Description
At Syngenta Seeds business unit, we are working to build the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture that provides leading seeds innovations to enhance the prosperity of farmers around the globe. We are seeking a Biostatistics Lead with a passion for utilizing their statistical and applied mathematical skills to help transform our Seeds product development pipeline through enhanced experimental designs and analytics. As a Biostatistics Lead you will work collaboratively on the design, analysis and implementation of industry-leading experimental designs and biometric capabilities to improve decision making for Syngenta Seeds Research and Development.
The ideal candidate should combine creativeness and scientific leadership and use their knowledge and experience in applied mathematics, biometrics and statistics to revolutionize our seeds development pipeline and enable best in class insights and decision making. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate accountability, scientific and technical leadership, continuous development, collaboration/networking skills and strong communication and storytelling skills. As Biostatistics lead you will be part of a dynamic leadership team that supports innovation and development in an Analytics and Data Science large domain aiming transforming our business.

  • Develops, coordinates, and provides biostatistical leadership and support for related projects in Breeding Innovation Pipelines at the Seeds Development Function level
  • Requires in-depth knowledge and experience in Statistics including mastery of techniques/methods/scientific theories and subject matter expertise
  • Typically works on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors and potentially the design of new analytics approaches
  • Responsible for development of new and improvement of existing processes, products and systems in defining, designing and enhancing our experimental designs and analysis capabilities for our field trial experiments
  • Identify data needs and provide recommendations for the development of the global data strategy
  • Manages the work efforts of a team and additional individuals from other functions and mentors staff. Completes performance appraisals
  • Serves as a statistical lead in mid-/large-sized project teams with cross-functional team members and global impact
  • Extensive awareness of all activities within Syngenta is expected
  • Often provide some input to functional or departmental strategy to support decisions guided by functional strategies and priorities
  • Networks and collaborates with technical leaders from diverse technical backgrounds within seeds development, analytics and data science, IT, and product managers to build and enable end to end solutions
  • In charge of the communication to Seeds R&D stakeholders (technical and non-technical audiences) of analytical results to develop enhancement opportunities, share key learnings and to support implementation of innovative approaches
  • Works independently with little guidance in any situations
    • Ph.D. in statistics or applied mathematics
    • Technical understanding of plant breeding and environmental trialing
    • 5+ years of experience in statistical methods applied to the design and analysis of experiments; including programming, multivariate statistics, probability, and spatial statistics
    • Significant experience in designing new analytics approaches customized with regards to specific constraints
    • Formal training and/or experience in mixed-linear models, generalized linear models, machine learning models, stochastic/mathematical simulation models
    • Experience using a programming language (Python, C/C++, Matlab) or a statistical computer language (R, Python, SQL) to manipulate data and draw insights from large data sets
    • Experience with visualization and rapid prototyping tools (e.g. R Shiny, Spotfire, Power BI)
    • Proven interpersonal and excellent communication skills in order to communicate with stakeholders and collaborate with R&D colleagues
    • Experience with Agile methodology
    • Experience providing insights, conclusions and recommendations based on data analyses
    • Critical thinking and experienced problem solver
      Critical Technical, Professional And Personal Capabilities
      • A passion for delivering disruptive innovation
      • Excellent problem analysis and problem solving
      • Enthusiastic, communicative, collaborative and results oriented
      • Ability to reduce complexity by focusing on meaningful business outcomes
      • Ability to work through ambiguity and uncertainty to deliver results
      • Ability to work effectively across disciplines in a global matrix with diverse cultures and skillsets
      • Ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external partners
        Critical Leadership Capabilities
        • Typically manages supervisors and/or professional staff
        • Often serves as best practice/quality resource in their particular Function within Syngenta
        • Accountable for results of a small team
        • Exercises first-level management responsibilities
        • Generally defines operation standards and ensures procedures are followed
        • We expect employees to align to our values, including:
        • Focus on customer success and profitable market share growth when making decisions
        • Work together to deliver - one team, one plan
        • Trust each other and hold each other accountable
        • Work across boundaries
        • Work to develop their abilities
        • Say what they think and feel to benefit from diverse perspectives
        • Live by our Code of Conduct
        • Give and welcome prompt, actionable and constructive feedback
        • Energized by our work and celebrate our achievements
          What We Offer
          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
          • Open Vacation Policy with a minimum of 15 days of vacation and up to 30 days with manager approval, 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)
            Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC)
            Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)

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