Statistician / Senior Statistician

  • Syngenta
  • Bracknell, RG42 6EY
  • UK
  • 3 weeks remaining

About Syngenta:

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources more sustainably. 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.

An opportunity has arisen to join a small group of statisticians located at Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre, providing high level statistical support to a diverse range of projects across our Crop Protection, Biotech and Seeds businesses.

The main accountabilities of the role are:

  • To provide specialist advice on experimental design
  • To decide upon and conduct appropriate statistical analysis of key datasets arising from lab, greenhouse and field studies
  • To report findings to scientists and project teams and contribute to subsequent decisions
  • To provide formal and informal training to non-statistician colleagues on relevant statistical issues

The projects you will be working on span a wide range of scientific disciplines and, as a consequence, the nature of the work is highly varied and technically challenging.  Although you will be based in the UK, it is likely that much of your work will relate to studies carried out in Switzerland, the USA and elsewhere. Occasional overseas travel should therefore be expected.


You will need a good degree in a maths-related subject plus an MSc and/or relevant PhD in statistics, or equivalent work experience. You will need to be able to work accurately under pressure, and to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. A good working knowledge of SAS and/or R, and a familiarity with biological processes are both desirable but not essential.

In order to fulfil all aspects of the role it is likely that a candidate would need to have considerable relevant experience, but we also invite applications from suitably qualified but less experienced individuals who have the capability and desire to grow into the role. Whatever your level of experience, in this role you will be well supported in your professional development through a combination of self-learning, on the job training, and internal and external courses.

Jealott’s Hill International Research Centre is situated in pleasant semi-rural surroundings between Bracknell and Maidenhead, and is the place of work for approximately 800 Syngenta scientists and support staff. Benefits include a company pension scheme, private health insurance and generous holiday entitlement.

Syngenta will offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Campus working environment, with great onsite facilities
  • Free onsite parking
  • Supportive and collaborative team
  • Up to 31.5 days holiday

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