Seed Handling Assistant

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Job Title: Seed Handling Assistant
Location: Saskatoon, SK, Prairies Canada, Canada
Company: Yield10 Bioscience
Industry Sector: Production/Farming
Industry Type: Crop Production
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: 5
Salary: based on experience
Job Description:



Seed Handling Assistant (Saskatoon, Canada)

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. is an agricultural bioscience company that is using its differentiated trait gene discovery platform, the “Trait Factory”, to develop improved Camelina varieties for the production of proprietary seed products, and to discover high value genetic traits for the agriculture and food industries.  Our goals are to efficiently establish a high value seed products business based on developing superior varieties of Camelina to produce feedstock oils, nutritional oils, and PHA bioplastics, and to license our yield traits to major seed companies for commercialization in major row crops, including corn, soybean and canola. Yield10 is headquartered in Woburn, MA and has an Oilseeds Center of Excellence in Saskatoon, Canada

Yield10 is searching for a highly motivated individual to join our multidisciplinary research team as Seed Handling Assistant. This is a full-time, onsite opportunity available at our Metabolix Oilseeds subsidiary in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.  




  • Provide general operational support for plant research and breeding projects
  • Operate seed laboratory equipment including, seed counters, dissecting microscope, balances, drying ovens, autoclave and other tools
  • Clean, count and weigh seed samples from field test program
  • Interact with local greenhouse and field team as well as seed analysis group in US and Canada
  • Assist in preparing and receiving seed shipments
  • Learn and use seed inventory software system
  • Assist with various field and greenhouse projects


Job Requirements:


  • Graduates with a Degree or Diploma preferably in Biotechnology/Plant Sciences/ Agriculture or a related field
  • Ability to sustain high level of attention to detail while performing repetitive analysis
  • High level of dexterity to handle seed
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office, documentation and data entry 
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on a team as well as to work independently


Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer offering excellent career opportunities as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package. Please forward your resume with a cover letter directly to the hiring manager by clicking on apply to this position.


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Job Post Date: 06/22/22
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