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R&D Associate - Plant Cell Culture

Roseville, Minnesota, US
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Seeking an R&D Associate/Scientist that is passionate about plant science!
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This role supports the development of new gene edited plants through tissue culture, growth chambers and greenhouses.

Responsibilities include:

• Performing growth chamber and greenhouse plant duties

• Perform tissue culture

• Conduct plant crossing protocols and support breeding development activities

• Data collection/data entry for regulatory purposes


Cell culture, botany, greenhouse

Additional Skills & Qualifications:


• Bachelors degree in science (plant breeding, botany, plant sciences is ideal but not required)

• Statistical analysis and experimental design knowledge

• Strong attention to detail (confirmed by references)

• Passion for the industry (confirmed in a personal statement/bullet point)

• Strong knowledge of SOPs

Nice to have qualifications:

• Experience with R (software for statistical analysis)

• Previous experience developing or troubleshooting SOPs

• Experience with plant breeding
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