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Research Associate, Plant Health NAFTA – Req #: 00UD4
San Juan Batista, CA
We are looking for a highly motivated colleague to work as a Research Associate in the NAFTA Plant Health team. The Research Associate will primarily be responsible for supporting activities in the field of (molecular) plant pathology. This is an excellent opportunity to work with cutting edge technology and talented cross functional stakeholders seeking to deliver the best tools to improve the genetics of our vegetable seeds.
Key Business Accountabilities:
•Performing laboratory, greenhouse and field pathology assays
•Performing a variety of laboratory functions, including preparation of media and buffers, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, and other duties as assigned
•Setting up diagnostics screening tools
•Help the team with improving the way of working
•Helping to implement and utilize modern breeding technology tools and software
•Conducting database management and basic bio-informatics activities
•Collecting and analyzing phenotypic and molecular data
•Interacting with a variety of stakeholders and supporting groups, including research, breeding, manufacturing, technology development
•Actively participating in ESH programs
•MSc in Crop Science, Horticulture, Plant Breeding, Biology or related field of study
•2+ years of experience in (molecular) pathology work
•Working independently to troubleshoot processes and procedures, yet able to work in a matrix organization in order to implement needed changes
•Ability to track and manage projects
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to supervise temporary labor
•Computer proficiency, particular MS Office, bio-informatics tools, database management
•Comfortable with laboratory, greenhouse & field work
•Excellent communication skills (English & Spanish fluent) both written and verbal
•Experience with ISO is a plus
To view the complete job description for this exciting position and/or apply online to this opportunity please visit our website at jobs.monsanto.com/various-locations/research-and-development/jobid5619992-research-associate-plant-health-nafta-san-juan-batista-ca-jobs
We offer very competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package.
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