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Scientist II- Genotyping Optimization

Company: Bayer
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: November 19, 2022

Job Description:

At Bayer we're visionaries, driven to solve the world's toughest challenges and striving for a world where ,Health for all, Hunger for none' is no longer a dream, but a real possibility. We're doing it with energy, curiosity and sheer dedication, always learning from unique perspectives of those around us, expanding our thinking, growing our capabilities and redefining 'impossible'. There are so many reasons to join us. If you're hungry to build a varied and meaningful career in a community of brilliant and diverse minds to make a real difference, there's only one choice.

Scientist II- Genotyping Optimization


The primary responsibilities of this role, Scientist II- Genotyping Optimization, are to:

  • Design and execute experiments for high throughput method development, including but not limited to: DNA isolation and purification of various plant samples, assay development, PCR optimization, Library Creation and Sequencing;
  • Collaborate across teams to transition benchtop experiments to processes that can be scaled for high throughput workflows;
  • Solve complex problems by requiring original thinking, deductive reasoning, and the application of scientific principles to the design and interpretation of experiments;
  • Communicate and interpret the results of experiments, cost/benefit analysis, and lab related issues to partners and key stakeholders;
  • Demonstrate ability to modify communication based on audience;
  • Ability to work well independently, and in a matrix team environment across geographies;
  • Keep abreast of new science and technological development and exploit them to continuously improve functional area capabilities;
  • Foster a team based approach to research, sharing knowledge with others;
  • Proficient in data analysis and visualization tools.


    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:

    • Master of Science with at least five years of experience or a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Plant Science or related field;
    • Demonstrated proficiency in method optimization specifically in the areas of PCR, assay development, primer/probe design, Real Time PCR, Library Creation and Sequencing;
    • Strategic, innovative, with demonstrated competencies in problem-solving and analytical thinking;
    • Programming experience with laboratory automation equipment, liquid handling knowledge;
    • Ability to troubleshoot hardware and software problems;
    • Six Sigma/LEAN knowledge.

      This position does not provide Visa Sponsorship assistance

      This position may provide domestic relocation assistance

      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.
      To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

      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 : Iowa : Ankeny Division: Crop Science Reference Code: 670343 Contact Us Email:

      Job Segment: Research Scientist, R&D, Biology, Molecular Biology, Six Sigma, Science, Research, Management

Keywords: Bayer, Ankeny , Scientist II- Genotyping Optimization, Other , Ankeny, Iowa

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