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Agronomy Research Technician

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Kelly Services is actively recruiting for a temp-to-hire opportunity in San Diego, CA for** **an** **Agronomy Research Technician** **.**

**Salary: $24/hr**


This role is with a biotechnology company with advanced technologies to precisely target and direct a plants natural gene-editing processes. This approach accelerates natural plant breeding that has been a staple of farming for thousands of years and has resulted in a rapid, versatile, and low-cost way to produce sustainable industrial and agricultural products and improve human health by safely harnessing nature's own genetic diversity.

The company has a worldwide presence, with subsidiaries in Europe and North America and a state-of-the-art research and development center in San Diego. The company has a pipeline of traits for canola and rice and is developing crop platforms and a pipeline of trait products in other major global crops including soybean, corn, and wheat. The broad applicability of technologies is highlighted by the companys strain-advancement program, which develops sustainable products in microbial platforms for the food, flavor and fragrance, and personal care markets.

The company has an immediate opening for a Controlled Environment Operations Associate to help us to revolutionize plant breeding.

Role Responsibilities:

Perform routine duties associated with the culture of a high-quality crop. These duties include planting, transplanting, thinning, weeding, irrigating, sampling, scouting for insects and diseases, pollinating, harvesting, drying, seed processing and packaging, data input, and machinery maintenance.

Assist with daily tasks related to greenhouse nursery seed production.

Participate in the organization, inventorying, and repacking of seed to ensure long-term viability.

Collect relevant data in field or greenhouse environment to support project goals.

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

Knowledge of and demonstrated expertise in the following areas: plant propagation methods, plant nutrients, soil and growth media, automated irrigation systems, Conviron or Percival plant growth chambers

Familiarity with local greenhouse and/or horticultural supply vendors and procurement strategies.

Experience working with field row crops in a controlled environment facility (greenhouse or growth chamber) is a plus.

Managing inventory and scheduling

Core capabilities:

Previous field agronomy or greenhouse experience with crop-specific culture protocols preferred.

Familiarity with irrigation systems, fertilization, pest control, and field or greenhouse nursery production is a plus.

Ability to work independently as well as part of a team environment.

Good work ethic, good time management and organizational skills, accurate record keeping, and attention to details.

Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Able to follow Standard Operating Procedures.

Working Conditions:

Ability to work under greenhouse and field conditions, including lifting, bending, tolerating high temperatures and humidity, and limited exposure to allergens for brief periods is required.

Must be able to lift 20-50 lbs. with or without accommodation.

Willing to travel to secondary greenhouse locations.

**Area of expertise desired:** The ideal candidate will have a degree in Agronomy, Horticulture Science, Plant Pathology, Plant Breeding, or other relevant scientific discipline.


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of Californias state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.
Posted: 2022-09-16 Expires: 2022-10-17

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