Applied Data Scientist

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Applied Data Scientist

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Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

The Vegetables Seeds Development department of Syngenta seeds seeks a motivated colleague for the fulltime position of:

Applied Data Scientist

Type: Permanent

Business Unit: Vegetables

Department: Global Vegetables

Location: Enkhuizen (NL), Toulouse (FR) and El Ejido (ES)

Into Action

As the Applied Data Scientist you will guarantee the access to data needed by Market Segment and Germplasm Development Teams to perform their trialing and breeding activities. You will ensure that phenotypic, environment, production and any new types of data are accessible in format and systems that allow fast queries, QC and transformation to be used by different tools and different purposes. You will lead improvements of data access, data quality and data analysis and you will integrate / develop of new tools, including phenotyping with vegetable expertise.

The Challenge

In this role you support the Product Placement Scientists and Germplasm Development Teams by providing statistical guidance and helping performing data analyses when tools are not yet available. You also help them to gather all the phenotypic information for Genomic Selection predictions and hybrid promotions. You will train the Market Segment Teams and Germplasm Development Teams with statistical methods to ensure that quality data are used in all the trialing and breeding activities and you will contribute to the development of new methodologies for data analysis. You will co-develop performance criteria (genetic gain, performance stability, genetic diversity) and you will contribute to the development and the validation of Crop Models thanks to a strong interaction with Analytics &Data Science teams. Furthermore you will evaluate the performance of late stage pipeline and connect with commercial.


Your Profile

To be successful in this role you have at least a Ph.D. or Masters with several years of experience in Statistics, Data Management, Modeling, Plant or Animal Breeding, Quantitative Genetics, Bioinformatics or related field. You have an advanced expertise in statistics and agronomy and you are fluent in open source programming languages. You have experience with visualization platforms and in programming computational and statistical algorithms for complex data sets. Besides you have a proven experience using multiple forms of AI such as machine learning, deep learning, tensor flow, neural networks, or predictive analytics. Last but not least you are a strong communicator both verbally and in writing with a strong command of English.

Your chance!

If you recognize yourself in the profile and would like to apply for this position, please apply on-line via . If you would like to have more information about this vacancy please contact our recruiter Silvana van den Elzen via or +31 6 82426074.

Primary Location


Other Locations

Netherlands, ESP-Almeria-El Ejido, FRA-Occitanie-Toulouse


R&D – Development

Aptitudes y experiencia deseadas

Science, Research, Research and development, communication, bioassays, Digital, Technical

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