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Greenhouse Horticulture Operations Specialist, San Diego, CA

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Greenhouse Horticulture Operations Specialist, San Diego, CA**

**Job Description:**

Our client has an immediate opening for a Greenhouse Horticulture and Operations Specialist to help us to revolutionize plant breeding using our unique, patented RTDS gene editing technology to produce sustainable industrial and agricultural products and improve human health by safely harnessing Nature s own genetic diversity.


The ideal candidate will have a B.Sc./M.Sc. degree in Plant Pathology, Plant Science, Horticulture, or related field and a minimum of 1-2 years experience working in a research and development environment.

**Role Responsibilities:**

+ Primary responsibilities include conducting disease tolerance and screening assays on various crop species from the laboratory research environment to growth-chamber/greenhouse research environment.

+ Implement assay strategies for disease trait efficacy evaluations.

+ Manage pathogen culture in the lab including inoculum preparation and application, disease rating and troubleshooting disease efficacy assays.

+ Perform all duties associated with the culture of a high-quality crop.

+ These duties may include disease and insect control, establishing and monitoring plant growth environments, planting, transplanting, watering, and seed processing.

+ Coordinate with research staff on project timelines to accomplish required project goals.

+ Troubleshoot existing processes and protocols to improve disease assays and other relevant trait of interest.

+ Manage process controls and quality results of assays and improve test efficiency metrics.

+ Assist in managing the operational requirements of greenhouse and growth room facilities and equipment for effective and efficient functioning of all programs, including space planning and maintenance of the greenhouse supply inventory.

+ Participate in the running of greenhouse activities with other staff members.

+ Knowledge various data analysis package is a plus.

+ Knowledge, Experience, Skills:

+ Experience with pathogen assay and handling plant pathogen culture.

+ Knowledge and understanding plant pathology, molecular biology.

+ Familiarity with disease rating under various growth environments.

+ Familiarity with genotyping using PCR based marker tools.

+ Knowledge and understanding of Integrated Pest Management principles and practices, plant propagation and culture methods, and soil and growth media preparation is required.

+ Familiarity with fertilizers and pesticides, greenhouse and growth chamber lighting and control systems, and field crop species.

**Core Capabilities:**

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

+ Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.

+ Strong organizational and motivational skills, accurate record keeping, and attention to detail.

+ Knowledge of plant pathology and molecular biology.

+ Able to use judgment and make recommendations for resolving problems in assignments.

+ Highly proficient in Excel and MS Office suite. MS Access or other database experience a plus.

+ Manage multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.

+ Strong foundation in following SOPs. Able to develop SOPs and perform troubleshooting on procedures.

+ Ability to adapt to changes in routine to achieve objectives.

**For Immediate Consideration, Apply Today! Questions? Email Alex at for More Info.**

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you 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 is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (


Posted: 2021-04-16 Expires: 2021-05-17

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