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Bayer Assay Development & MOA Team Lead in Chesterfield, Missouri

Assay Development & MOA Team Lead

Are you motivated by solving some of the biggest challenges in the world like how we are going to feed a growing population with fewer resources? If so, Bayer is the place for you!

Bayer is a Life Science company with a more than 150-year history whose vision is to achieve health for all, hunger for none. With our innovative products, we are contributing to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time! We believe that a growing and aging world population needs better and more sustainable solutions. Many recent and exciting advances in data analytics, genetics and digital technologies offer tremendous opportunities to transform the work we do and our business! 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!


The primary responsibilities of this role, Assay Development and Mechanism of Action Team Lead, are to:

  • Lead and mentor junior scientists;

  • Coordinate and manage scientists to deliver new assay solutions and data from experiments to support portfolio projects;

  • Provide guidance on cell and imaging technologies used;

  • Drive experiment design in partnership with project teams and data scientists;

  • Produce publication quality quantitative and qualitative data for publications and Global Regulatory submission approvals;

  • Provide cellular and morphological data to support MOA, optimization and advancement criteria for Discovery to Phase 3;

  • Manage projects through LIMS and prepare protocols for hand-off to meet HTS criteria for implementation by the Screening Team;

  • Partner with the Screening Team to develop data management and visualization solutions;

  • Provide content to support product marketing material;

  • Summarize and communicate technical data to internal and external stakeholders.


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:

  • Ph.D. (preferred Biological Sciences) with 5+ years of experience OR Master's Degree with 10+ years of experience in the development and practical application functional assays;

  • Strong record of ability to generate publication quality data;

  • Broad expertise in the application of cellular and imaging technologies (transmitted, fluorescence and label free, SEM and TEM);

  • Expertise in Quantitative Image Analysis software;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and develop people;

  • Strong strategy, innovation, experiment design and collaboration skills across disciplines;

  • Excellent leadership skills including leading, influencing, and partnering across geographies.

Domestic relocation may be available for this role.

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.

Application Period: Please define Reference Code: 288763

Division: Crop Science Location: United States : Missouri : Chesterfield || United States : Missouri : St. Louis

Functional Area: Biotechnology R&D Position Grade: VS 1.2

Employment Type: Regular Work Time: Please define

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