Job Openings at St. Louis Community College, NewLeaf Symbiotics
and KWS Gateway Research Center
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ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FV/Project Associate II/Life Sciences, Post 2056
This position will involve multitasking over a large variety of tasks that may include assisting in the operation of the Center for Plant and Life Sciences as well as managing all aspects of the educational outreach activities of the Center, including on- and off-site events and summer teacher workshops and student camps. The successful candidate will also promote the Center and St. Louis Community College by attending local area networking and workshop events, producing and updating flyers promoting the educational activities of the Center, and networking with local school districts for new event opportunities.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (must have a minimum of 90 credit hours and an additional two (2) years relevant experience), and over three (3) years of relevant, full-time experience
Bachelor’s degree in Science Education, Agricultural Education, or Communications and three (3) years relevant, full-time experience
Date Job Posted: February 13, 2018
Application: Please send a cover letter and CV/Resume to http://jobs.stlcc.edu/postings/6764
Computational Biologist, Statistician Position
NewLeaf Symbiotics is seeking a highly-motivated individual for a Computational Biologist, Statistician position. The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for development and implementation of methods, software, visualizations and analysis of complex Genotype-Phenotype-Environment relationships in large datasets.
Design, implementation, and application of statistical methods for analyses and visualization of massive genomic, phenotypic, and environmental datasets for both offline and web-based consumption.
Primary duties include implementation and ongoing refinement of offline and web-based software and databases targeted at analysis of genomic sequences, integrating genotype, phenotype, and environmental data, mining genomic/genetic associations, and data visualization.
The successful individual must enjoy working on a team as well as demonstrate the ability to manage and prioritize a variety of tasks individually. The candidate must possess excellent record-keeping and written and verbal communication skills.
Application: Please send a cover letter and CV/Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: Computational Biologist. References required upon request.
New Leaf is looking for a Fermentation Scientist with experience in process development and downstream processing. The company headquarters and laboratories are located at the BRDG Park facility of the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, in St. Louis, Missouri. NewLeaf Symbiotics (NLS) is a venture-backed agricultural biotech company focused on providing biologically-based plant health products. NLS’ Prescriptive Biologics™ platform leverages the company’s extensive collection of plant-associated bacteria and a deep understanding of genomics to develop effective, environmentally responsible products. The Fermentation Scientist will develop candidate products using a stage gated process in support of commercialization. NewLeaf’s platform is designed to create products that increase yield and control pests in row crops, viticulture, silvaculture, turf, ornamentals, hydroponics, and the high value vegetable markets.
Product Development Responsibilities and Duties
The incumbent will be hired at a level commensurate with their knowledge, skills and abilities. The salary range is competitive. NewLeaf Symbiotics offers a comprehensive benefits package, including stock options, and a health plan including medical and dental coverage. In addition, this position is eligible for an annual bonus plan.
Application: Please send a cover letter and CV/Resume to email@example.com. Subject Line; Fermentation and Technology Development. References required upon request.
KWS GATEWAY RESEARCH CENTER
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE 2
KWS is one of the most innovative and long established plant breeding and seed companies worldwide with global headquarters in Einbeck, Germany. For more than 150 years we have been breeding and marketing high performance varieties for the modern farmer. Our key crops are sugar beet, corn and cereals as well as oil seed crops and potatoes .KWS offers a robust benefit package which includes PTO, 401K, health and dental insurance, and much more!
KWS is seeking a Research Associate to be a part of our world-class maize transformation pipeline. A successful candidate will have maize cell and tissue culture experience, expertise in standard monocot transformation protocols, and a desire to innovate. As a member of our team, you will have a key role in the design and execution of multiple experiments per week. You will be part of a fast-paced environment where priorities shift rapidly. We value your ideas and expertise, and want your help making the Gateway Research Center a worldwide center of excellence in transformation and gene editing.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Prior academic or industry experience in monocot transformation.
Proven experience developing/improving plant cell and tissue culture protocols.
Scientific laboratory and office environment with exposure to greenhouses, lab equipment and chemicals. Standard work hours, however on limited occasions may require work on weekends or evenings due to participation in plant production activities.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to Sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, balance, speech, feel, color vision, close vision, depth perception, read, data entry, drive, use lab equipment, repetitive tasks, reach, grip, pinch, write, repetitive bending. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
If we determine an applicant is suitable for the position based on a job related evaluation of skills and experience that may also include an interview, prior to final selection and subsequent employment, the applicant will be subject to a background check that is appropriate to the job functions and business necessity. If related criminal records are revealed in the process, the applicant will not be automatically disqualified
KWS is a participant of E-VERIFY.
This job description describes in general terms the type and level of work performed as well as the typical responsibilities of employees in this position. The duties described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee. The employer reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this job description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between the employer and its employees. KWS is an EEO employer and qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.