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Research Associate, Controlled Environments and Field Operations

Calyxt is seeking a highly motivated and result-oriented research associate to join our Controlled Environments and Field Operations team.  The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work in a team environment and interact with experts in molecular biology, gene editing, plant transformation, breeding and horticulture.  The individual will be part of a team responsible for maintaining the controlled environment facilities as well as plant growth and germplasm maintenance activities in support of our Gene Editing and Breeding platforms.

  • Perform routine greenhouse and controlled environments maintenance duties.
  • Perform plantings, horticultural care, and germplasm maintenance to support gene editing and breeding projects.
  • Assist in planning and conducting experiments to improve plant care and plant growth operations.
  • Identify platform bottlenecks and participate in implementation of process improvements.
  • Establish and communicate organized workflows
  • Plan and execute onsite field plantings and maintenance
  • Operate field tractor and implements to perform onsite field plantings and cultivation maintenance
  • Participate in method development for new crops and write standard operating procedures.
  • Maintain full traceability of samples in laboratory information management systems.
  • Document experimental design and results in a laboratory notebook.
  • Maintain a safe and organized working environment.
  • Bachelor’s in a biological science, horticulture, applied plant science, plant pathology, or other related science field.
  • Experience in a horticultural or plant production setting.
  • Demonstrated interest in plant science and plant breeding.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and desire to define and streamline processes.
  • Ability and willingness to perform repetitive manual tasks in the greenhouse or field condition for several hours.
  • Ability and willingness to become a certified pesticide applicator and perform routine applications.
  • Ability and willingness to perform weekend and holiday watering duties (on rotational basis).
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with legumes and cereal crops.
  • Experience planning field plantings and operating tractor and farm implements
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate within and across teams and with managers to ensure collaborative success.
  • Basic proficiency with statistical analysis

Contact: Please send resume and motivation letter to clxcefora202102@calyxt.com

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Date posted
February 17, 2021
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Position: Research Associate, Controlled Environments and Field Operations