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Bayer R&D Specialist II - 2nd Shift in Ankeny, Iowa

R&D Specialist II - 2nd Shift


The primary responsibilities of this role, Research and Development Specialist II, are to:

  • Deliver daily/weekly targets;

  • Have primary or shared responsibility for a specialized laboratory technology;

  • Be accountable for cross-functional work in multiple platforms/process areas;

  • Solve problems of routine to moderate scope;

  • Optimizeworkflows;

  • Validate methods using multiple data sources;

  • Use specialized scientific techniques to conduct experiments and process improvements;

  • Adhere to established protocols and techniques;

  • Operate and troubleshoot instrumentation;

  • Solve routine problems requiring original thinking and deductive reasoning of diverse procedures within specialized laboratory technology;

  • Prioritize and coordinate work within a large team and provide training to contingent workforce;

  • Maintain detailed record and keep required documentation;

  • Achieve commitment to safety and adherence to safety protocols and best practices;

  • Perform a variety of experiments with accuracy;

  • Be skilled in organizing and reporting specialized reports, including analyzing and interpreting the results of experiments, production Key Performance Indicators, cost/benefit analysis and lab related issues to partners and key stakeholders;

  • Thrive on meeting challenges, insist on high quality deliverables, demonstrate effective problem-solving skills and have proven initiative in some categories of accomplishments, either individually or as part of a group;

  • Take initiative in keeping current with developments in specialized area.


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:

  • Non degree with at least 10 years of relevant experience or Bachelor’s degree with at least two years of related experience in academia or industry or Master of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or related field with at least one year of relevant experience;

  • Strong molecular biology acumen with the ability to independently design experiments and analyze data;

  • High throughput laboratory automation experience with mechanical aptitude for operating and troubleshooting automation;

  • Proficiency with data analysis and visualization software This is a 2nd shift position. Work hours for this role are 3pm - 2 am, Monday - Thursday. This position does not offer relocation assistance or sponsorship assistance.

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.

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. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice.

Division: Crop Science Reference Code 388061

Functional Area: Biological R&D Location: United States : Iowa : Ankeny

Employment Type: Regular Position Grade: M05

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