Bayer Biology & Plant Biotechnology Job Vacancy – R&D Specialist II

Bayer Biology & Plant Biotechnology Job Vacancy – R&D Specialist II

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Job Title: R&D Specialist II (Plant Biotechnology)

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Master’s degree in Biology or related field with 1 or more years of relevant experience OR Bachelor’s degree with 2 or more years of relevant experience OR High School
  • Diploma with 10 or more years of relevant experience in academia or industry;
  • Proficiency with experimental design, data analysis, and troubleshooting;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word and Excel;
  • Ability to work in a production tissue culture lab environment;
  • Ability to operate and troubleshoot automation;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to build strong relationships and networks across teams and functions;
  • Ability to expand knowledge base through continuous learning.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results within established timelines;
  • Ability to work in a Greenhouse environment with varying temperatures;
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the business, including weekend shifts and holidays as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Biology, Science Management or closely related life sciences field;
  • Prior experience in people leadership in a laboratory environment;
  • Prior experience managing day-to-day laboratory operations;
  • Two or more years of experience in cell biology and/or tissue cultures;
  • Broad understanding of basic plant regeneration techniques;
  • Experience with scientific databases such as LIMS.


The primary responsibilities of this role, Research and Development Specialist ll (Plant Biotechnology) are to:

  • Deliver and be accountable for production and research targets in a cell biology and plant transformation lab;
  • Work under strict timelines and according to prioritization;
  • Plan and execute experiments independently and in collaboration with peers and lab members;
  • Operate lab automation instruments and troubleshoot as needed;
  • Collect and analyze production and quality control data;
  • Coordinate work and usage of lab resources with peers, contractors, and stakeholders;
  • Initiate, coordinate and be accountable for cross-functional work;
  • Take the initiative to solve problems using internal and external support, multiple data sources, and input from peers and lab members;
  • Use a good decision-making process to proceed or pause work as appropriate while understanding downstream impact;
  • Adhere to established protocols and good laboratory practices for safety and compliance;
  • Maintain detailed research record, ELN (Electronic Laboratory Notebook) documentation, and LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System);
  • Develop and improve protocols to optimize existing and new lab workflows and commit to operational excellence.

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