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Bayer Sr Scientist - North America Product Systems in Des Moines, Iowa

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Sr Scientist - North America Product Systems


The primary responsibilities of this role, Senior Scientist - North America Product Systems, are to:

  • Drive and align product system development strategy with Product Management, Market Development, Climate, and Sales Organization for Short Statured Corn Product Systems;

  • Influence and execute optimal field-testing plans across the network to ensure data return to answer strategic questions to reach needed milestones;

  • Support current and future short statured corn projects;

  • Partner to integrate digital capabilities throughout the short statured corn breeding process to enable AI informed decision-making and drive automation of downstream operations;

  • Ideate, plan, and execute testing strategies to provide data supporting product performance of short corn and future tailored solution opportunities within North America and align testing strategies regionally and globally where appropriate;

  • Partner, co-create, and own data insights across Plant Health and Product Systems to enable a robust yearly learning cycle that contribute to metrics that inform our future strategy;

  • Collaborate and align with key stakeholders in breeding, field solutions, climate and commercial;

  • Participate and contribute to creative problem solving and new scientific approaches;

  • Work in partnership with Global projects and scientists;

  • Influence the NA Product Systems strategy by providing technical input to the planning and decision-making process. Keep abreast of new developments in domain and actively introduces them into projects;

  • Contribute to positive team culture and work ethos based on Bayer LIFE values;

  • Support the Health Safety and Environment, Compliance, Business Conduct and Human Rights policies and culture.


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:

  • Bachelor of Science with at least 10 years of relevant experience OR Master of Science with at least eight years relevant experience OR Ph.D. with at least four years of relevant experience;

  • Broad functional knowledge about crops and global crop cultivation practices for integrated product systems and advanced technical understanding for their underlying scientific principles;

  • Significant scientific background and working knowledge of the crop production systems, in applied agricultural sciences or related sciences;

  • Experiences and capacity to understand and contribute to advanced technical topics;

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively in cross-functional and cross-cultural teams to achieve common goals;

  • Demonstrated experience leading and influencing activities of cross-functional teams without direct reporting relationships;

  • Strong knowledge of advanced breeding technologies, advanced analytics and information technologies with a track record of driving innovation;

  • Strong analytical and project management skills with the ability to balance the big picture with great attention to detail;

  • Excellent communication and lead through influence skills;

  • Results orientated with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously;

  • Familiarity with and a demonstrated ability to perform data analysis with large datasets;

  • Experience with automated phenotyping/remote sensing and the interpretation of imaging data.

This position may also work remotely from Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, or Nebraska.



Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. 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.

Location: Chesterfield || United States : Illinois : Residence Based || United States : Indiana : Residence Based || United States : Iowa : Residence Based || United States : Missouri : Chesterfield || United States : Nebraska : Residence Based

Division: Crop Science

Reference Code: 446361

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