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Research Assistant (ABT00001068)
Johnston, IA 51031 United States
The Research Assistant will be a key member of an aggressive soybean trait integration program within a greenhouse/growth chamber facility to develop improved soybean varieties. This position will support the users of the greenhouse/growth chambers. Duties/responsibilities for this Research Assistant position will include: pot and flat filling, pest/disease scouting and pest control applications, discard and sterilization of plant material, growth chamber sanitation, maintaining irrigation and fertilization systems, troubleshooting and general maintenance of equipment and systems, process improvement experimentation, facility cleanliness, and maintaining safety standards. Additional responsibilities may include planting, pollinating, tissue sampling, harvesting, and data collection. The Research Assistant will also assist with training of full time staff as well as supervision of temporary labor as required. This position will require working rotational weekends and holidays and extended hours during peak periods. Continuous training will be required in order to obtain new skills needed for utilization of new technologies and to stay current with changes in the industry.
High school diploma and 2-4 years of work experience in greenhouse/growth chamber environments required. Ability to communicate and work effectively with others is required. Computer skills include: knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Web browsing, and IOS devices. Ability to handle multiple and varied priorities from different people and to delegate responsibilities to other’s as needed to meet deadlines. Ability to train/supervise other employees, self motivated and able to work well with others and independently with minimal supervision. Valid or the ability to obtain within 3 months of hire an Iowa Pesticide Applicators Certification (Core & 3G) Attention to detail and ability to stay focused while performing repetitive tasks. Valid driver’s license is required. Follows all company safety rules, meets all compliance standards and maintains a safe working environment.
Apply online at www.pioneer.com/careers. Search for job ABT00001068. EOE
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