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Posted on : 21 March 2017
Job Description DuPont Pioneer is currently recruiting for a temporary Senior Research Associate (one year contract) at the Woodstock Soybean Research Centre. The Senior Research Associate based out of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada 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 Qualifications 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 Ontario driver s license with a good driving record.
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