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Ingénieur(e) de Recherche / Biologiste Moléculaire Résistance aux Fongicides

10.11.2018 | Stein | 100%


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.

Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. We are currently seeking a Molecular Biologist (Scientific Specialist) to work on Fungicide resistance. The position will be located within the Fungicide Bioscience organization at our Swiss research Centre in Stein.
Ingénieur(e) de Recherche / Biologiste Moléculaire Résistance aux Fongicides

Job description:

You will help meet the world’s most pressing needs by:

  • Supporting the development of novel molecular tools and screening methods for rapid mode of action and mode of resistance discovery
  • Performing high throughput phenotyping screens using novel macroscopic and microscopic imaging capacity

  • Support rapid discovery of resistance mechanisms and validation using forward and reverse genetics
  • Generate reporter lines and assays with GM pathogens (fungi)
  • Support the development of improved transformation methodologies
  • Generate random, insertional, and targeted mutants libraries through the implementation of novel molecular tools
  • Perform High Content Screens (cellular and subcellular levels) and other image-based phenotyping assays to discover and assess sensitivity towards novel fungicides

Required profile:


  • The candidate should hold a master’s degree in biotechnology, molecular biology and / or plant pathology and carry at least 2 years of practical experience within a research lab. Basic expertise with microbes and plant pathogens is a clear plus, proven experience with state-of-the-art molecular biology and cell biology techniques is required (PhD will not be considered).
  • The successful candidate will not only support production of the pathogen but also the establishment of biochemical, molecular and cell biology methodologies for the diagnosis of resistance towards commercial and research fungicides.
  • High motivation, the will to learn, a good team spirit and excellent organizational skills are essential for the role which will also require implementation of good laboratory practices, strong IT skills and tracking of experiments and biomaterials in agreement with HSE, Biosafety and regulatory rules.
  • English is necessary, French, and/or German a plus.

What we offer:


  • A highly innovative and stimulating environment with true challenges and a real impact -> #bringingplantpotentialtolife
  • Access to best in class equipment and technologies
  • An open culture and pleasant working environment
  • A real opportunity for technical and scientific development within an industrial context
Interested? We are looking for your complete application!