Monsanto Plant Reproductive Biologist in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

Monsanto is seeking a highly motivated Plant Reproductive Biologist to join a multi-disciplinary research team in the Global Breeding Technology Solutions organization. As part of Monsanto, you will be expected to constantly challenge the “status quo” and bring in key innovation ideas into practice. You will enjoy the flexible and fun working environment we provided. You will also have access to the diverse expertise and the state-of-the-art facilities, and gain superior on-the-job development to grow as a leader and impact agriculture on a global scale.

Primary responsibilities are:

  • Design, conduct and analyze experiments to better understand/characterize the physiological and developmental response of crop plants to various treatments aiming to improve plant performance and to drive the discovery, development and deployment of novel technologies

  • Dissect and manipulate plant reproductive mechanism to enable new breeding method development, such as improving plant crossing success and germline genetic manipulation

  • Work collaboratively with other scientists on the team and interact with scientists across breeding, biotechnology, Ag Product Innovation and process engineering to develop new concepts

  • Deploy technology globally

  • Help secure the company’s IP and FTO in the subject areas.

Required Education and Skills:

  • PhD with 5+ years or Masters with 10+ years research experience in Plant Developmental Biology, Plant Physiology, Plant Cell Biology, Plant Genetics and Plant Breeding, Plant Biochemistry or related field of study.

  • Detail-oriented, having strong analytical and trouble shooting skills and a demonstrated ability to properly interpret research results and quickly set new directions.

  • Effective communication skills, being able to connect with stakeholders to initiate new projects and with experts to bring innovative solutions.

  • Result-orientation, having the ability to drive projects from conception to completion.

  • Demonstrated drive to make an impact in agriculture, demonstrated ability to innovate, collaborate and work effectively in fast-paced team-oriented environment.

Desired Education & Skills:

  • Experience working in laboratory, GH and field environments.

  • Research experience in assay development and system improvement related to improve plant performance and understand the biological mechanisms of plant and environment interaction.

  • Experience working with row crop such as corn and soybean

  • Experience with patent search and writing patent applications.

  • Strong publication or patent records in plant development and plant physiology areas

Organization: GLB Breeding - Analytics & Pipeline Des51190876_

Title: Plant Reproductive Biologist

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

Requisition ID: 01H3S

Job: Research & Development

Schedule: Full-time

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