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Technical Field Scientist

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Published on 12.02.2020


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Position : Technical Field Scientist

We are recruiting Technical Field Scientists.


  • Timely and effective planning, execution, analysis and reporting of trials to achieve registrations or develop key products which will contribute to the future profitability and growth of the business.
  • Execute product demonstration trials to support the Marketing and Sales strategy and New Product Introductions (NPI’s).
  • Build and strengthen relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Successful trials: Strive to achieve a 100 success rate of allocated trials in terms of quality and on-time delivery.
  • This role will be responsible for CP trialing execution from Early Stage through registration to demo trial activities, competitor monitoring and Field Crops demo trials.
  • Proactive participation in and contribution to protocol management
  • Timeous trial planning and execution.
  • Reporting of trial results. Also observations/results not specified in the protocol.
  • Identification of problems, opportunities and threats.
  • Technical assistance to sales, marketing and technical departments.
  • Contact and communication with internal and external Stakeholders.
  • Validates results and give recommendations / insights on performance of tested products and solutions at single trial level
  • Follow-up of external trials and on the ground interaction with CROs
  • Equipment and store maintenance.
  • Establish good relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, e.g. Distributers, Grower organizations, Growers, etc.
  • Keep abreast of market, trade and competitor activities in order to adapt to changing environments.
  • Arrange demonstration days to train internal and external stakeholders.

Technical Field

  • Scientist can also have an expert responsibility within cluster or country, which creates the following additional accountabilities:
    • Owner of technical expertise per product and
      crop (projects)
    • Drive standardization and transformation of
      ways of working
    • Spread expertise through result meetings, training
      and sharing of best practices
  • Ensure that all operations under direct control comply with Syngenta Health, Safety & Environment policies and guidelines as well as any other relevant Syngenta or statutory policies.
Required profile for job ad : Technical Field Scientist
  • Product development procedures
  • Good knowledge of products, diseases, pests, nematodes, weeds and
  • Good knowledge of agricultural practices and crop protection

Syngenta – Role Profile (continued)

Critical Skills

  • Identify opportunities, recognize
    threats and to be pro-active (problem identification and solving)
  • Work independently
  • Innovative mindset
  • Results driven
  • Communication in English and Afrikaans
    with stakeholders.
  • Application and evaluation methodology
  • Report writing and interpretation
  • Planning and organizing
  • Presentations - Formal and field
    (English and Afrikaans)
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to initiate first contacts
  • Strong
    networking and relationship-building skills
  • Self-starter.


B.Sc. Degree in Agriculture with majors in plant pathology or entomology or agronomy, preferably with 2 years product development experience or a Diploma in Agriculture with 5 years related experience.

Job criteria for job ad : Technical Field Scientist
Job category:
R&D, project management
Industry, production, manufacturing and other
Employment type:
Permanent contract
Region :
Central - Copperbelt - Eastern - Luapula - Lusaka - Muchinga - North-Western - Northern - Southern - Western
Experience level:
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s):9

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