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Applied Pathology Senior Scientist 




The primary responsibilities of this role,  Applied Pathology Senior Scientist, are to: 


  • Establish disease package testing strategy including both high throughput phenotyping and trait genetics;
  • Enable data readiness and data fluency for predictive breeding of disease traits;
  • Portfolio management for emerging disease testing and plant health product concept development;
  • Apply scientific principles to solve complex scientific problems and exploit new science and technology developments;
  • Lead cross-functional project teams and complex proof-of-concept experiments for new bioassay implementation and harmonization.




Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • Ph.D. in Plant Pathology or related field with 5 or more years of experience OR Master's degree with 10 or more years of experience;
  • Strong technical experience in disease assays, protocol development and disease diagnostics;
  • Knowledge of pathogen and pest systems;
  • Background in experimental design and statistics;
  • Ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams;
  • Outstanding organizational skills, results orientation and ability to balance multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Effective problem solving and proven initiative;
  • Fluent in business English (written and verbal).


Domestic relocation may be available for this role.

Sponsorship may be available for this role.

Position will be based in Woodland, CA.

Position may include opportunity to work remotely up to 50%.






Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and want to impact our mission Science for a better life, we encourage you to apply now. Be part of something bigger. Be you. Be Bayer. 
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Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below. 

IMPORTANT NOTE for POTENTIAL US CANDIDATES: Bayer expects its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Bayer active employees are also expected to disclose their vaccination status and if fully vaccinated, provide proof of vaccination status to Occupational Medicine. Bayer defines fully vaccinated in alignment with CDC which is two weeks after completing the two-dose vaccine regimen or two weeks after completing the one-dose regimen. Additionally, Bayer employees are also required to comply with state, local and customer requirements.  
Location: United States : California : Woodland     
Division: Crop Science    
Reference Code: 649121     
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