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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 following post is vacant at Syngenta:

Name of the post: Assistant Pathologist

Location: Hyderabad

Work Location: Medchal

Job Role: Biological Assessment

Purpose:

  • Develop, standardize and execute fungal, bacterial and viral disease screening protocols.
  • Run the laboratory- Pathogen cultures collection, identification, purification, multiplication, maintenance/ preservation, lab equipment maintenance etc.
  • Screening of breeding materials, hybrids against target disease as per the set protocol in controlled and field conditions
  • Associate with the breeding and genetics team for identifying disease resistant sources / selections from segregating populations, marker development and validation in different disease resistant projects for the development of disease resistant hybrids
  • Co-ordination with related departments (production, Product evaluation, sales) for services like disease diagnostics, recommending plant protection measures & its training.
  • Co-ordination of multi- location disease screening trials/CP trials in the country with breeding, product evaluation and product biology teams

Accountabilities:

  • To do the molecular testing on the field.
  • Collect the data from field related to Trial.
  • To study the molecule received from Global team
  • Analyze the report & register the tested product to university before launch
  • Test the product for disease under different climate & under different condition
  • Do the trial test for crop protection
  • To suggest the solution for the problem occurred in trial.

Eligibility:

3 – 5 years of relevant practical experience for disease screening of relevant crops and its execution, disease resistance and management, computer basics and stakeholder management.

Critical Knowledge:

  • Basics of Plant Pathology, Disease identification, pathogen identification, laboratory techniques, pesticides, disease resistance, molecular biology disease management measures, Statistical tools.
  • Pathology techniques – lab & field; artificial screening of germplasm & hybrids and breeding material; Computer skills; managerial ability; Good oral and written communication skills.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should apply online

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