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Soil Microbiology Post Doctorate (Biologics)

Company: Bayer
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: August 7, 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.

Soil Microbiology Post Doctorate (Biologics)


The primary responsibilities of this role, Soil Microbiology Post Doctorate (Biologics), are to:

  • Conduct research and provide scientific expertise to support key discovery initiatives and lead initiatives;
  • Contribute to the overall improvement of Biologics (BLX) functional platforms, collaborate with other research and development (R&D) functions, and participate in company-wide initiatives;
  • Create oral and written reports/presentations on statistically valid data from assays to enable stakeholders to make appropriate decisions based on scientific results;
  • Design, develop and implement in-vitro assays to study the interaction of beneficial microbes and microbial communities on soil physio-chemical and biological properties in relation to soil carbon sequestration and soil health;
  • Design and implement methods for elucidating enzyme/metabolite activities of microbial origin and provide general guidance to improve standard laboratory techniques;
  • Provide analysis and feedback about experimental results to project teams, highlighting important results and defining next step experiments;
  • Identify and develop new microbial-based technologies to support soil carbon sequestration research targets;
  • Responsible for lab equipment specific to research expertise, including maintenance;
  • Responsible for assigned lab areas;
  • Work with external service providers or outsourcing providers.


    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:

    • PhD (defended by January 31, 2023) with 1 or more years of relevant experience in the beneficial plant microbe interaction, soil science, soil microbiology, microbial biology, ecology and/or closely related fields;
    • Scientific background in Biologics or related field and experience with interdisciplinary approaches to solve scientific challenges;
    • Experience working in highly collaborative environment and effectively communicating research findings with audiences from diverse technical backgrounds;
    • Strong cross-cultural sensitivity;
    • Demonstrated ability to conduct research and contribute to R&D projects, technologies, publications, intellectual property, and/or trade secrets;
    • Ability to develop and implement research and/or technology-driven proposals focused on soil carbon sequestration and sustainable agriculture;
    • Knowledge of experimental design and data analysis;
    • Capable of working independently on assignments with flexibility and team approach;
    • Ability to travel independently both domestically and internationally up to 10%.

      Preferred qualifications:

      • Proficiency in statistical data analysis;
      • Experience in soil health;
      • Knowledge of regenerative agriculture;
      • Experience with soil carbon cycle models;
      • Experience with rhizosphere biology and root exudate chemistry;
      • Experience with soil microbiome and microbial metabolome;
      • Experience in controlled environment/greenhouse research.

        Domestic relocation may be available for this role.

        Sponsorship may be available for this role.

        Positionmay be based in Chesterfield, MO (St. Louis area).

        The employment type for this role is limited and has a duration not to exceed 24 months.

        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 : Missouri : Chesterfield United States : Missouri : St. Louis Division: Crop Science Reference Code: 670381 Contact Us Email:

        Job Segment: R&D, Chemical Research, Data Analyst, Sustainable Agriculture, Research, Engineering, Data, Agriculture

Keywords: Bayer, Chesterfield , Soil Microbiology Post Doctorate (Biologics), Other , Chesterfield, Missouri

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