Monsanto Discovery Scientist - Emerging Leaders in Science Program in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

Bayer’s Emerging Leaders in Science (ELS) scientific leadership recruitment and career development program is seeking top scientific talent to join our Research & Development (R&D) Organization. If you are successful in being selected into this program, you will be immersed in a comprehensive, cross-functional rotational experience within a company that is a globally recognized innovation leader in plant breeding and agricultural biotechnology. As a participant in this program, you will be quickly involved in multiple areas across Bayer’s R&D Organization, and you will work with, and be mentored by some of Bayer’s most talented scientific leaders. You will emerge prepared to lead efforts focused on agricultural innovation.

Bayer’s R&D Organization is seeking a highly motivated scientific leader to join its cutting edge Emerging Leader in Science Program (ELS). The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of competitive scientific accomplishment in Plant Pathogen Interactions, Protein Biochemistry or Plant Biology. As part of the ELS program, you will be expected to foster and advance cross technology efforts to meet scientific challenges that address Bayer’s commitment to global agriculture.

Key success factors for the candidate include a proven record of scientific accomplishment, as demonstrated by any of the following: high impact publications, success in obtaining competitive funding, and/or clear success in translating basic research to real world challenges. In addition, the successful candidate will have highly effective verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and the agility to respond rapidly to scientific challenges as they arise.

Required Skills / Experience:

  • Minimum of a PhD in Biochemistry, Biology, Plant Pathology or related field of study

  • Minimum of two or more years of Post-Doctorate experience

  • Strong record of two or more peer-reviewed publications (either submitted, in preparation or published) related to Plant Pathogen Interaction, Protein Biochemistry or Plant Biology

  • Exceptional written communication and oral presentation skills

  • Ability to lead and influence people at various levels in a research environment

  • Ability and willingness to relocate

Desired Skills / Experience:

  • Currently an Assistant Professor or higher

  • Experience researching crops (i.e. Corn, Soybean and/or Cotton)

  • Experience related to plant genetics, plant pathology, Biochemistry or other area of plant science

  • Strong record of two or more peer-reviewed publications related to Plant Pathogen Interaction, Protein Biochemistry or Plant Biology

  • Experience with building consensus and leading through influence across multi-disciplinary teams

  • Ability to work with strict deadlines in a highly demanding and dynamic environment, and to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong leadership desire, ability, and potential partnered with innovation and critical thinking skills

  • Strong learning aptitude and agility

  • Excellent relationship, networking and collaboration skills

Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto in June 2018, bringing together Monsanto’s leadership in seeds and plant traits with Bayer’s leadership in chemical and biological crop protection. By joining forces, we will create even more extensive career opportunities for talent around the world. We’re a global team working to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that will benefit farmers, consumers, and our planet.

While we are now Bayer, we will continue to hire using separate career sites until we can integrate our career platforms. We invite you to explore the career opportunities available at the combined company by visiting

Organization: Global Technology51013072_

Title: Discovery Scientist - Emerging Leaders in Science Program

Location: North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis

Requisition ID: 01V39

Job: Research & Development

Schedule: Full-time

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