Laboratory Assistant I

A Laboratory Assistant I role in Durham, NC is now available through Adecco Medical and Science. In this role, we are looking for someone to

perform general plant and seed production based activities in a greenhouse cropping system focused primarily on corn and soy to support plant science research. Perform plant and seed production based activities with commercial crops in a laboratory greenhouse to support plant science research. This is an entry level, minimum 6-month contract role starting immediately.

The responsibilities of the Laboratory Assistant I include:

Duties and Responsibilities

• Hand watering, fertilizing, and plant maintenance
• Sampling, transplanting, pollinating, and discarding plants
• Planting, harvesting, shelling, and counting seeds
• Assist with data collection and plant performance observations
• May include weekend and holiday hours (Days: M-F; schedule may include weekend days but worker will not be requested to work more than 40 hrs/wk)

Qualifications (Education, Certifications and/or Experience)

Bachelors or Masters in Biology, Plant Biology, Plant Genetics or related field preferred
Perfect for someone interested in gaining high level experience in a Plant Developmental Biology and in learning common lab techniques
Has a sincere and long-standing interest in plant biology or agricultural research
Has a high level of personal integrity, which is critical both for the faithful execution of experimental designs and also the appropriate documenting of results
Wants to work on basic biology and applied biology research projects for the improvement of agriculture and/or for the pursuit of knowledge in basic biology
Can keep laboratory spaces and equipment clean and functioning properly
Works without immediate supervision and is willing to work alone at times
Is willing to handle both project management tasks as well as laboratory / greenhouse scientific activities
Has good and steady lab hands; isn’t allergic to pollen

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