Some challenges are no match for Monsanto products or for Monsanto professionals. That’s because every year, we invest more than £650 million on agricultural research and give you the chance to take novel approaches to timeless agricultural problems. By incorporating cutting edge technology and your experience, you’ll give farmers around the world the ability to grow more crops with less resources. This is where your ideas could push the limits of agricultural technology and maybe even change the world. Are you ready for a challenge?

Monsanto’s Technology Organization, is a multi-functional, multi-crop organization comprised of four broad areas:

  • Biotechnology – is responsible for the discovery, development, and integration of novel genes into superior hybrids and varieties developed by breeding to create new traits such as herbicide tolerance, insect resistance, drought tolerance, higher yield and increased nutrition. The team also develops new molecular technologies that allow Monsanto to better analyze seeds to increase the efficiency of our breeding programmes.
  • Breeding – is responsible for developing superior hybrids and varieties that possess desirable characteristics such as higher yield potential, better disease resistance and drought tolerance. The team has pushed the boundaries of breeding practices through advanced molecular technologies, such as marker assisted selection, to achieve these goals.
  • Regulatory – is responsible for conducting scientific studies to prove the safety and effectiveness of our technology in order to obtain the necessary government approvals globally to launch our products.
  • Chemistry – is responsible for developing our weed management solutions and seed treatments to protect farmers’ crops. This team is also responsible for the development and promotion of agronomic practice improvements for enhanced yield potential and sustainability.

These areas collaborate to create the products in our Research & Development (R&D) pipeline, which has a proven track record of creating products that are ground breaking, first to market and profitable.

Candidates who succeed in this fast-paced, dynamic environment are results-oriented with a drive to succeed. You also must be able to communicate clearly and effectively while building productive relationships with people throughout the organization.

We look for talented scientists in one or more of the following fields:


Plant Breeding and Genetics

Bioinformatics/Genome Sequencing

Plant Molecular Biology

Data Management/Data Mining

Plant Pathology/Entomology/Nematology

Developmental Biology

Plant Physiology

Drought/Abiotic Stress Tolerance

Plant Transformation

Engineering and Automation

Protein Sciences

Gene Discovery/Trait Characterization

Regulatory Sciences/Affairs

Global Germplasm Management

RNA Biology


Statistical/Quantitative Genetics

Nutrient and Water Use Efficiency

Structural Biology

 Additional skills that we look for include:

  • Proactive networking and relationship management skills
  • The ability to collaborate with multiple teams and organizations throughout Monsanto
  • Highly innovative thinking/creativity
  • Proactive ability to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Agility and flexibility to adapt to advancements in technology