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Research Technician

Company: MRI Network
Location: Gilroy
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

R&D TECHNICIAN/ASSOCIATE - CAREER OPPORTUNITY!AGRICULTURAL MANUFACTURER Background & Experience in Seed and/or Plant Physiology, pathology, soil science and plant nutrition would be beneficial***The primary purpose of this Scientist position is to conduct applied research as part of our North American Research and Development Team; directly contributing to the improved field performance of our new and existing conventional and organic seed products. As a member of the team you will be focused on inventing and developing novel seed products to address the needs of our diverse customers. Your work will involve in multiple aspects of our research and product development process including: seed treatment; germination testing; plant physiology; seed physiology; microbiology; field trialing; quantitative analysis. The application of your biological sciences knowledge will be critical in keeping our business at the forefront of technology within the North American seed technology marketplace.Responsibilities:Perform research and development of new seed treatments and enabling technologies for the improvement of germination and vigour of seedsProvide clear, concise instructions to technicians executing directed researchTrack experiment results in both laboratory notebooks and electronic records, keeping both fully organized and detailedConduct quantitative and qualitative analysis on experimental and field trial results to identify trends and paths forwardProduce clear and concise reports to enable the presentation of findings and conclusionsSupport the Lead Scientist in tracking projects progress within PMO frameworkTransfer technical knowledge to the operations and quality assurance teams to allow success large scale application of new technologiesCommunicate product efficacy information as directed to the commercial team while protecting intellectual propertyPropose field trial layouts, and provide effective execution of the field trial, compile and present data analysis to key stakeholdersParticipate in rapid response team projects on an ad hoc basisBuild effective internal and external relationships to ensure a clear understanding of customer needs and represent the business in a professional mannerWilling assist other team members in conducting experiments on small and larger scales in both the labs and the manufacturing facilityKeep laboratory neat, organized and functional, and adopt a clean as you go work ethicEnsure adherence to health and safety policy and practicesAssist in HSE investigations identified through near miss reporting, as and when requiredSupport best practice health and safety to ensure zero lost injuriesDispose of all waste streams appropriately in line with the companys Environmental proceduresComplete administrative paperwork as required for company reporting proceduresAdditional work identified as necessary by the Lead ScientistEducation:Minimum requirements - Bachelor's Degree in a science-based curriculum or agriculture-based area of studyExperience:One to three years' experience in biological sciences area with experience designing, conducting and analyzing laboratory experiments and/or agricultural field trials. Experience in seed and/or plant physiology, pathology, soil science and plant nutrition would be be a plusA competitive salary and benefits package will be offered for the role which will be commensurate with the experience and track record of the successful candidate. As we operate a continuous process some weekend working during our peak season might be required.Compensation:$50K - $60K + Benefits + Retirement

Keywords: MRI Network, Gilroy , Research Technician, Professions , Gilroy, California

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