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Associate Transformation Scientist (Boise, ID)


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Job Title: Associate Transformation Scientist (Boise, ID)
Location: Boise, ID, West United States, USA
Company: J.R. Simplot Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Accounting/Finance/Asset Management
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. These endeavors have been around for centuries and will continue to be a vital part of the global economy. We currently have a position available at our Plant Sciences Building in Boise, ID. Boises mild climate, affordable housing, and vibrant downtown add up to a great place to live.

At the J.R. Simplot Company, you will have the opportunity to help us cultivate a world of possibilities. Possibly inspires us. If it inspires you too, then you could serve as an integral part of the J.R. Simplot Company. You will be able to think creatively, and add value to your community through this role. Innovation drives us forward, so what are you waiting for, apply today.

SUMMARY
Supports the transformation effort aimed at improving the agronomic performance of potato and, potentially, other crops through biotechnology. Has a high level of technical efficiency and displays technical excellence in transformation methods. Works in conjunction with their team to set up and carry out experiments. Troubleshoots, summarizes, and reports results. Optimizes existing methods and rapidly adapts new methods. Involved in multiple projects simultaneously and has a good understanding of the theoretical basis of these and related projects.

RESPONSIBILITIES* Propagate plant stock material, perform explant transfers, participate in proof-of-concept and commercial production transformations, record, document and present data. * Write detailed standard operating procedures and protocols, interpret, analyze and summarize experimental data. * Conduct transformation experiments independently with minimal supervision and develop, optimize and improve transformation methods and protocols. * Perform lab procedures following standard operating procedures, sterile techniques and practices. * Prepare plant tissue chemical stocks and plant tissue media.

REQUIREMENTS* Bachelors Degree with 3 years of experience OR Masters Degree in a relevant scientific field.
* Knowledge of plant cell and tissue culture.
* Molecular biology knowledge. Strong analytical ability.
* Ability to work and enjoy a team-based environment.
* Ability to use a microscope.
* Dedication and sincere interest in plant biotechnology.

Total Rewards:
Simplots total rewards are designed to benefit you. We are committed to building a partnership with our employees to achieve success through better health, financial security, and development opportunities. We offer a comprehensive rewards package that includes health benefits, employer retirement contributions, paid time off, and educational assistance.

Disclaimer - These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.

HOW TO APPLY
External Candidates:Visit www.simplot.com/careersSelect Job SearchSelect Current OpportunitiesSelect All Open PositionsApply to Job ID# 7334
When a position is in the interview stage or has been filled, it will no longer appear on our Simplot Careers website. If you experience any technical difficulties when applying through our online system, please contact the JRS Talent and Culture department for assistance at careers@simplot.com.

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**
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Job Post Date: 05/24/19
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