Associate Scientist: Genetic Analysis

This position supports the genetic analysis platform for variety verification and virus identification and will also support commercialization of new protocols in support of Discovery R&D.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct activities that require knowledge and application of molecular biology techniques
  • Follow protocols to complete variety verification and viral screening projects
  • Assist with the development of assays and protocols for new projects
  • Ensure that reports are completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Organize work plans and monitor progress of others within their area of focus
  • Order lab supplies, manage inventory and equipment as needed
  • Assist in the hiring and training of new staff as needed
  • Take initiative in keeping current with literature in areas of assignment



  • Masters degree in molecular biology or related field or Bachelors degree and at least 3 years of progressive responsibilities in plant molecular biology
  • Experience with nucleic acid isolation, amplification, and analysis protocols
  • Ability to solve problems through deductive reasoning and the application of scientific principles
  • Capable of design and interpretation of scientific experiments
  • Ability to manage processes
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain accurate records and compile reports
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team is important
  • Possess effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Willingness and capacity to learn and acquire relevant new skill sets
  • Demonstrate flexibility as protocols, processes, and facilities change