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Research Assistant - Embryo Rescue Lab
WAIMEA HI 96796
Category: Chemical Industry, Computing
  • Your pay will be discussed at your interview

Job code: lhw-e0-90492882

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  Job posted:   Sun Jun 3, 2018
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Research Assistant - Embryo Rescue Lab
**Research Assistant - Embryo Rescue Lab (Job Number: 194728W-06)**


**Description**


Corteva
Agriscience(TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont(TM) has an exciting opportunity
for multiple Research Assistants - Embryo Rescue Lab to join our team at our
Waimea (Kauai), HI research station. As highlighted in recent press releases, we are
hiring as part of our $12.5 million an expansion project to staff this new lab
facility at the Waimea Research Center.


If
you have steady work history and experience in other industries like
restaurants, nail salons, fast food, or any other detail-oriented roles, then
your skill sets transfer to our work and what we do! We welcome and can train
candidates from different backgrounds with required skill sets! Apply today as we are planning to on-board our
first wave of hires in early July!


At
this site, we work hard together and have a safe, supportive environment where
people really care about each other. This is not just a place where people come
to work, it's somewhere you know you will find friends and people looking out
for you. Come join our Ohana!


Corteva
Agriscience(TM), Agriculture Division of DowDuPont(TM) offers an excellent benefits
package that begins on your first day of employment. This includes a generous
401k match, health and dental insurance, 15 days of vacation, a variable bonus
plan, and much more!


Research
Assistants - Embryo Rescue Lab execute on lab operations to meet quality and
timeline targets, performing tasks related to extracting plant embryos from
seeds. They must follow good lab practices and sterile technique at all times.
Research Assistants must also be comfortable using computers and mobile
devices. Most importantly, they need a collaborative attitude, good
communication and critical thinking skills, and a commitment to quality.
Research Assistants may be asked to serve as a crew lead, which entails
supervising contingent workers.


Duties
include, but are not limited to, the following:





+ Perform all tasks associatedwith the production of high quality plantlets via embryo rescue, which mayinclude:


+ Preparing media and other materials

+ Cleaning ears of maize,extracting embryos

+ Selecting embryos based onphenotype

+ Taking notes and collectingdata



+ Set-up, maintain, operate, andclean laboratory instruments and equipment.

+ Keep lab and work area cleanand follow sterile technique and good lab practices.

+ Ensure that all work isperformed in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with experimentinstructions, research protocols, company policies, and regulations.

+ Communicate regularly andopenly with the team and supervisors about workflow and experiment status,especially when there are questions or problems.

+ Complete routine and moderatelycomplex duties without instruction in a timely manner and apply judgmentto resolve any roadblocks to completion.

+ Participate in protocoldevelopment and process improvement programs (safety, efficiency,effectiveness).

+ Support all Waimea ResearchCenter-wide goals and initiatives. Interact and assist otherprojects at the location as needed.

+ Promote positive work attitudesand harmonious relations.


**Qualifications**


**The following are required:**






+ High School Diploma or GED

+ Updated resume submitted with application

+ Willing and able tooccasionally lift and carry 20-50 lbs of weight with or without reasonableaccommodation

+ Willing and able to completerepetitive motions with wrists and hands, sit, stand, walk for prolongedperiods, stoop, bend, kneel, or crouch, with or without reasonableaccommodations

+ Willing and able to work inwarm conditions and in variable environments, including partially enclosedstructures

+ Ability to read and communicatein English and work in a team of diverse cultural backgrounds andlanguages

+ Basic mathematics



**The following are preferred:**





Basic computer literacy for printing or using mobile devices
( _e.g._ iPods).



Familiarity with good lab practices and sterile technique



Two years of related experience or equivalent amounts of relevant
education and experience





We are excited to announce that Corteva
Agriscience(TM) is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont(TM). We are
bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences
to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions
in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work
across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food
system.





At Corteva Agriscience(TM), we seek to enrich the
lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help
rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to
ensure progress for generations to come.


**Primary Location:** _NA-United States-Hawaii-Waimea_


**Organization:** _Pioneer_


**Schedule:** _Full-time_


**Education Level:** _High School Diploma/GED (11 years)_


**Employee Status:** _Regular_


**Job Type:** _Entry Level_


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