Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. 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.

Residue Analytics Senior Scientist

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Residue Analytics Senior Scientist, are to: 


  • Perform or assist in performing laboratory-based studies to determine the behavior of BCS products in crops, soils, water or animal matrices in full compliance with GLP standards;
  • Act as an Analytical Principal Investigator or Study Director for GLP residue studies, and ensure all tasks associated with the study are compliant;
  • Develop quantitative analytical methods and processing strategies for pesticide residues;
  • Perform residue sample analysis from various matrices (e.g. crop, animal, soil, water, and air) via liquid chromatography and mass spectrometer;
  • Potentially perform identification and confirmation of key degradants and metabolites from radiolabeled environmental fate, and plant and animal metabolism studies utilizing high resolution accurate mass spectral instrumentation;
  • Solve analytical and equipment problems in the laboratory environment and seeks expertise and state of the art techniques from within and outside the company to facilitate problem resolution, when necessary;
  • Potentially plan and direct the work of junior team members performing study tasks, including mentoring in designing suitable studies, and taking overall responsibility for the completion of projects;
  • Possibly coordinate and review work of external contractor research organizations;
  • Evaluate data and prepare reports to address regulatory concerns for submission to regulatory authorities ensuring that the study meets the required business objective;
  • Be a participant in the Environmental Safety Team process for area of expertise and contributes to the development of compound “issue documents”, driving the resolution of any issues;
  • Represent Bayer Crop Science externally at industry meetings or at discussions with regulatory agencies.


Who you are


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. and 4 years of relevant experience in Analytical Chemistry, Metabolomics, or related field OR a M.S. and 8 years of relevant experience in Analytical Chemistry, Metabolomics, or related field;
  • Experience in quantitative analytical method development and trace residue analysis in a variety of matrices with an emphasis on liquid chromatography mass spectrometry-based techniques;
  • Experience with structural elucidation and confirmation of unknown small molecules;
  • Strong analytical technical troubleshooting and problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of global regulatory processes and guidelines for crop protection chemicals with experience working under EPA and/or OECD Good Laboratory Practices regulations;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and experience in conducting multiple, complex scientific projects;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment, and ability to guide junior members in conduct of residue sample analyses.


Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. 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. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

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.


Country: United States
Location: MO-Chesterfield
Functional Area: [sap_fa_27]
Entry Level: 5