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Horticulture/Botany Summer Internship

Kelly Services
Acampo, CA 95220
**Horticulture/Botany Summer Internship**


Full time, Contract Position (06/13/2022 to 10/28/2022)


Pay - $18/hr


**Job Purpose:**


Within processing tomato, assist the breeder to plan, monitor and provide input relating to the operational breeding process to ensure the long-term profitability and success of the breeding program


**Core Responsibilities:**


+ Maintain a safe, healthy and hygienic work environment.

+ Using breeders selection list, assist in the correct harvesting and processing of tomato fruit through to packaging of the biomaterial, and recording required data.

+ Be competent in undertaking protocols in fruit quality laboratory. Assisting in accurate testing of tomato samples, collection of data and maintenance of equipment

+ Assist with monitoring of crop and modification of plant growing environment, including pest and disease scouting, to ensure optimum plant growth.

+ Able to understand and translate maps and assist with accurate transplanting.

+ Follow the required methods for collection, formatting and sharing of data.

+ Operate Microsoft Office suite of software, especially Excel, for data collection, summarizing and reporting needs, and Outlook and Teams for communicating and scheduling.

+ Coordinate with breeder regarding the scheduling of phenotyping needs.

+ At the appropriate time and using the approved method, agreed with the breeder, make evaluations for identified phenotypic traits.

+ Accurately record data in a consistent way. Ensure rating scale is understood. For photography, ensure lighting is consistent. Evaluate at similar times of the day.

+ Where possible, utilize digital methods of phenotypic data collection (e.g. field tablets)


**Education & Experience:**


+ Completed high school, Associate Degree or B.Sc. in Horticulture, Agronomy or Plant Breeding is a plus

+ Previous experience in plant breeding preferred; experience in science-related study or work required

+ Working in hot, cold, wet, humid and dusty conditions; preferably within greenhouse and field

+ Exposed to tomato pollen and fruit

+ Work needing good dexterity and attention to detail

+ Making observations and recording data

+ Following Health Safety and Environment (HSE) regulations and maintaining a safe work environment


**Knowledge/Skills:**


+ Ability to follow routine procedures

+ Understanding of agricultural practices and the processing tomato Industry preferred


**General Computer Skills:**


+ Competent using Microsoft Office software


**Language and Other skills:**


+ Fluent in verbal and written English

+ Spanish speaking is a plus

+ California Valid Drivers license required


**Competencies:**


+ Analytical and accurate

+ Good communication: written and verbal

+ Collaboration experience


**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** **** **?**


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. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)

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Posted: 2022-05-04 Expires: 2022-06-04

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