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Senior Research Associate Woodstock Canada,  

Dupont Biosciences (company)


Posted on : 21 March 2017

Project Description

Job Description
  • Our company is currently recruiting for a temporary Senior Research Associate (one year contract).
  •  The Senior Research Associate  is a key member of a soybean breeding program responsible for development and testing of elite soybean (conventional and herbicide tolerant) varieties for Eastern Canada and the Northern U.S.
 

Responsibilities:
  • Coordination of line purification and breeder seed production activities, including planting preparation, field roguing, genotypic analysis, harvest and seed cleaning. 
  • Coordination of nursery operations, including experiment planning, planting, in-season field activities, harvest, and seed packaging and shipping to meet off-season nursery deadlines. 
  • Assist in daily breeding program operations, including but not limited to seed preparation and shipping, planting, sampling, chemical applications, plot maintenance, harvesting, and data collection.  
  • Resolve data quality issues, analyze experiments, and interpret the results. 
  • Supervise assigned temporary staff ensuring proper training and completion of tasks accurately and on time.



Job Qualification
M.Sc. or B.Sc. in Plant Breeding, Crop Sciences, Agronomy, or a related field and 1-3 years of research experience. Skills and knowledge in statistics, agronomy, molecular marker technologies, genetics and biotechnology are beneficial. 
  • Previous experience with field research and the operation of small plot research equipment or farm machinery is preferred.  
  • Experience with computer applications such as Microsoft Office is required. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment and work on multiple tasks throughout the day. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, excellent personal interaction skills and the ability to work individually or collaboratively as part of a team 
  • The position requires occasional travel with possible overnight trips and extended hours, including weekend work, during seasonal workload peaks,  
  • Physical requirements include the ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, standing for long periods of time and the ability to lift 50 pounds.  
  • The position requires occasional travel with possible overnight trips and extended hours, including weekend work, during seasonal workload peaks. 
  • Additional travel may be necessary to assist at off-season nursery locations. 
  • The successful candidate must possess a valid  driver s license with a good driving record.

Locations

Canada Ontario Woodstock

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