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Scientist Nitrogen Use Efficiency

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Kelly Services is actively recruiting for a Direct-hire opportunity in San Diego, CA for a Sr.**

**Scientist ** **Nitrogen Use Efficiency**

**Salary: $117k**


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 improve nutrition, increase crop yields, and reduce waste.

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 Scientist or Senior Scientist Nitrogen Use Efficiency to help us to revolutionize plant breeding using our unique, patented gene editing technology. This position will execute and lead laboratory efforts to discover next generation gene editing targets that will improve plant health and agricultural sustainability by increasing nitrogen use efficiency (NUE) in agriculture crops. The successful applicant will be a strong laboratory scientist with deep knowledge of plant biology and nitrogen metabolism, experience evaluating NUE traits, and capabilities to lead discovery efforts across multiple crops. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to lead, influence, and grow in a dynamic environment focused on cutting edge gene editing technology.


Develop strategy and project plans for gene edited traits that will improve nitrogen use efficiency in agriculture crops.

Lead and execute experiments in the lab and controlled growth environments to identify and characterize new candidate gene editing targets.

Collaborate with Computational Biology to uncover new target opportunities. Integrate with Technology Development and Crop teams to transfer editing targets into the trait production pipeline. Work with Product Development teams to validate trait performance.

Provide subject matter and scientific expertise across functional teams.

Positively influence and supervise junior team members.


For Senior Scientist level a Ph.D. in a Biological Science with 5+ years of experience. Scientist level is Ph.D. with 1-2 years of experience. Post-doctoral work may serve as experience.

Demonstrated research success in plant nitrogen use biology. Deep understanding of nitrogen and general plant metabolism.

Expertise evaluating cereal and non-cereal crop NUE traits and plant performance under variable fertilizer applications.

Strong understanding of gene editing technologies and capabilities to translate research discoveries to developing gene edited traits in agricultural important crops.

Broad Plant Biotechnology expertise and an ability to leverage computational resources and multiple model systems.

Proactive communicator with demonstrated success using oral and written strategies to communicate project status and direction.

Leads by example, using positive strategies to establish a professional environment of trust, respect, and collaboration. Demonstrated ability to positively influence others with strong capabilities to supervise and grow a team of junior scientists.

A strong collaborator capable of driving success in a highly matrixed work environment.

Prior experience working in an agricultural biotech and/or plant biology environment is desired, but not essential.

Area(s) of expertise desired: Plant Biology, Nitrogen Use Efficiency, Trait Discovery, Molecular Biology, Gene Editing


**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: 2022-09-05 Expires: 2022-10-06

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