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R&D Technician California

Company: MRI Network
Location: Gilroy
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:


Background & Experience in Seed and/or Plant Physiology, pathology, soil science and plant nutrition would be a plus

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.


Perform research and development of new seed treatments and enabling technologies for the improvement of germination and vigour of seeds
Provide clear, concise instructions to technicians executing directed research
Track experiment results in both laboratory notebooks and electronic records, keeping both fully organized and detailed
Support the Lead Scientist in tracking projects progress within PMO framework
Transfer technical knowledge to the operations and quality assurance teams to allow success large scale application of new technologies
Communicate product efficacy information as directed to the commercial team while protecting intellectual property
Propose field trial layouts, and provide effective execution of the field trial, compile and present data analysis to key stakeholders
Participate in rapid response team projects on an ad hoc basis
Build effective internal and external relationships to ensure a clear understanding of customer needs and represent the business in a professional manner
Willing assist other team members in conducting experiments on small and larger scales in both the labs and the manufacturing facility
Keep laboratory neat, organized and functional, and adopt a clean as you go work ethic
Ensure adherence to health and safety policy and practices
Assist in HSE investigations identified through near miss reporting, as and when required
Support best practice health and safety to ensure zero lost injuries
Dispose of all waste streams appropriately in line with the company's Environmental procedures
Complete administrative paperwork as required for company reporting procedures
Additional work identified as necessary by the Lead Scientist


Minimum requirements - Bachelor's Degree in a science-based curriculum or agriculture-based area of study


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 beneficial.

A 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.


$50K - $60K + Benefits + Retirement

Keywords: MRI Network, Gilroy , R&D Technician California, Professions , Gilroy, California

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