Syngenta Pathology Lab Technican in Gilroy, California

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.


About this Job:


Provide support to the R&D Plant Pathology lab for all research, diagnostic testing, plant health testing, auditing, and seed testing in support of new and existing products at Syngenta Flowers

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Actively support product development projects which include testing for tolerance/resistance
  • Preparation of all media for culturing microbes
  • Perform disease testing and diagnosis
  • Index vegetative products for disease presence
  • Perform assays for seed-borne pathogens
  • Perform disease resistance screening
  • Execute assigned research projects
  • Collect and test samples for plant pathogens
  • Utilize all good hygiene/sanitation practices employed in the lab
  • Work independently or as a part of a team effort and are expected to know all protocols and complete tasks without the need of further supervision
  • Maintain clean laboratory work areas and supplies, including but not limited to sterile water, sterile papers, parafilm, and labels. Inform the Pathology Lab Technologist Lead when needing new supplies
  • Maintain detailed records as required and requested
  • Ensure all HSES and phytosanitary protocols are implemented, followed, and enforced
  • Maintain constant and open communication with Pathology Lab Technologist Lead
  • Perform other laboratory tasks as assigned

  • High School diploma or equivalent required

  • B.S. degree microbiology, cell biology, pathology, genetics, horticulture, crop or plant science or related field preferred
  • At least 2 years of experience working in a biological laboratory
  • Experience with basic microbiology techniques

Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:

  • Motivation and drive for continuous crop quality improvement and efficiency
  • Outstanding team player
  • Extremely detailed oriented
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks
  • Ability to follow protocols and complete tasks without supervision
  • Ability to identify problems and propose solutions
  • Good communication skills

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Syngenta Contact Information: If you need assistance during the application process, please contact the Service Desk at na.stapcteam@syngenta.com

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Must be Included on Canada Postings Syngenta Canada welcomes applications from all qualified candidates and is able to accommodate persons with disabilities. For more information about accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process or if you would like more information on our accommodation policies, please contactrecruitment.na@syngenta.com

Job: *Biological Assessment

Title: Pathology Lab Technican

Location: California-Gilroy

Requisition ID: 1801390