Research Assistant – Tissue Culture Lab

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Research Assistant – Tissue Culture Lab

DescriptionCorteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont has an exciting opportunity for multiple Research Assistants
Tissue Culture 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! 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, its somewhere you know you will find friends and people looking out for you. Come join our Ohana!Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont 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
Tissue Culture 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 associated with the production of high quality plantlets via embryo rescue, which may include:Preparing media and other materials.Cleaning ears of maize, extracting embryos.Selecting embryos based on phenotype.Taking notes and collecting data.Set-up, maintain, operate, and clean laboratory instruments and equipment.Keep lab and work area clean and follow sterile technique and good lab practices.Ensure that all work is performed in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with experiment instructions, research protocols, company policies, and regulations.Communicate regularly and openly with the team and supervisors about workflow and experiment status, especially when there are questions or problems.Complete routine and moderately complex duties without instruction in a timely manner and apply judgment to resolve any roadblocks to completion.Participate in protocol development and process improvement programs (safety, efficiency, effectiveness).Support all Waimea Research Center-wide goals and initiatives.  Interact and assist other projects at the location as needed.Promote positive work attitudes and harmonious relations.QualificationsThe following are required:High School Diploma or GEDUpdated resume submitted with applicationWilling and able to occasionally lift and carry 20-50 lbs of weight with or without reasonable accommodationWilling and able to complete repetitive motions with wrists and hands, sit, stand, walk for prolonged periods, stoop, bend, kneel, or crouch, with or without reasonable accommodationsWilling and able to work in warm conditions and in variable environments, including partially enclosed structuresAbility to read and communicate in English and work in a team of diverse cultural backgrounds and languagesBasic math skills and abilitiesThe following are preferred:Basic computer literacy for printing or using mobile devices (e.g. iPods).Familiarity with good lab practices and sterile techniqueTwo years of related experience or equivalent amounts of relevant education and experience

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