Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global foodsecurity by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of availableresources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops aregrown.The Product Safety function is committed to the safe use of cropprotection products.
We are currently seeking a skilled scientist,to join a dynamic team who work collaboratively toensurethe safety to consumers following the use of Syngenta’s crop protectionproducts.
The role requires the understanding, interpretation and integrationof a wide range of residue chemistry data (e.g. metabolism, residue trials,processing) with toxicological outputs to provide consumer risk assessmentpositions and expertise into European and global projects. The role alsorequires the evaluation of new guidelines and approaches to dietary exposureand risk assessment to maintain Syngenta’s competitive advantage. Leading theprovision of dietary safety expertise on project teams and working withcolleagues from other technical disciplines such as Environmental Safety,Toxicology, Metabolism, Regulatory Affairs and Project Management, are keycomponents of the role.
The job requires a diverse multidisciplinaryskill set and offers the candidate an opportunity to develop a broadunderstanding of both the technical and regulatory aspects of Syngenta’s activeingredients and products.
Our current team membershave come froma variety of backgrounds – Toxicology, Chemistry, Regulatory, Food Sciences,Nutrition, Defence.
- Providing the dietary risk assessment input into project teams
- Ensures the delivery and content of regulatory submission documents meet agreed timelines and quality
- Represent Syngenta in discussions with external regulatory authorities or industry associations
- To identify, define and solve key scientific problems, particularly on the design, use and interpretation of dietary exposure data
- By understanding current and future EU regulatory guidelines and issues, devise and advocate techno-regulatory strategies to gain and defend product registrations
- Participate in science projects and communicate the outcomes within Syngenta and at external venues
- Creative problem-solving skills, and an ability to facilitate constructive discussion and resolution of complex technical issues in a timely manner
- An aptitude and interest in working in multiple projects simultaneously and an ability to prioritise work effectively
- Good numeracy skills
- Effective written and verbal communication including advocacy and influencing skills
- Qualified to a minimum of degree level in chemistry, biochemistry, analytical science, environmental chemistry or related subject. A higher qualification is beneficial, but not a requirement.
- The following skills, and experience of working within EU regulatory frameworks, would be preferred, although training will be provided where necessary
- Experience of leading and/or working within multi-disciplinary project teams, and managing high work demands
- A proven track record of solving difficult and complex technical problems
- Knowledge of theprinciples of dietary exposure and risk assessment in the agrochemical/pesticide industry, or in an industry where human exposure evaluations and risk assessments are conducted
- Knowledge of the EU pesticide guidelines relating to residue chemistry and experience of writing and reviewing EU technical submission documents
- Campus environment based at Jealott’s Hill, Bracknell, Berkshire
- Competitive benefits and salary
- An opportunity to work collaboratively with team members who share a strong commitment and pride in their work
- Great opportunities for personal and career development
- Up to 31.5 days annual holiday