Research Associate – #01CFO
Twenty years from now, the earth???s population will need 55% more food than it can produce now. Today, Monsanto is working with farmers around the world to do something about it. In over 60 countries, Monsanto has established industry-leading products because we give professionals the freedom to make real decisions. Monsanto is an Employer Of Choice with an outstanding professional development program and a history of building careers. Make an impact by joining the team that is working to solve one of mankind???s greatest challenges. Monsanto is seeking a highly-motivated Research Associate with strong molecular biology skills to become an integral member of the Targeted Solutions Sequencing Team within the Trait Design and Sciences Program located in Chesterfield, MO. The Sequencing Technologies team develops and supports complex sequencing applications that enable innovative product development throughout Monsanto. In this role, you will be a member of a highly talented team, contribute to experimental design, and utilize a variety of manual and automated molecular approaches to enable business critical sequencing projects. Responsibilities include:Nucleic acid extraction and Next-Gen sequencing library preparationPlanning and coordinating with a variety of teams across the Biotechnology matrix to ensure efficient and on-time delivery of high quality resultsContribute to experimental design and development of new methods or sequencing strategies to meet emerging business needsOperate successfully in both individual and team environments to troubleshoot protocols and deliver results Ensure that LIMS records are maintained in an accurate and timely mannerPerform established protocols in compliance with our ISO quality management system Qualifications:Required Education and Skills/Experience:Minimum of a Master???s Degree in Molecular Biology or a related fieldStrong background in molecular biology and genetics, including knowledge of the following techniques: Next-Gen sequencingSequencing library preparationPCRCloningSequence captureProficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)Ability to multitask and learn methods and technologies as necessary to meet business needsDemonstrated ability to work with tight deadlines in a dynamic environmentExcellent collaborative and interpersonal skillsDesired Education and Skills/Experience:Prior experience with automationKnowledge of LabwareKnowledge of ISO systemsWho is Monsanto? Monsanto is an agriculture company with more than 20,000 employees focused on making a balanced meal accessible to everyone. We work to help farmers produce food in a more sustainable way. We think about how our food is grown so farmers have the tools they need to have better harvests.We believe that bringing diverse perspectives together is the most effective way to develop creative solutions to some of the world???s biggest challenges. Career opportunities at Monsanto range from farming, plant breeding, chemistry and engineering to marketing, environmental science, IT and many other areas. We???re always looking for exceptional professionals interested in developing a strong career while collaborating to develop solutions for sustainable agriculture. Sound like a job for you?Why work with us?Life at Monsanto means collaborating with dedicated professionals in a stimulating environmentOur people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationshipsYou will work with market leading brand products in a global organizationWe provide competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and some of the best career development opportunities in the industryMonsanto is named Great Place to Work in many countries around the worldJoin our global team where your contribution will make a real difference!Apply for this job.