• location: Saint Louis, MO
  • type: Temporary
  • salary: $18 - $22 per hour
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Randstad in partnership with a leading biotechnology company located in St. Louis, MO, is now hiring for a Biologist to work in a genome biology team. If you are the selected candidate for this role, you will work with our client in the development of technology that enables farmers to grow more crops by applying biotechnology, genomics and molecular breeding technology to herbicides and seeds.

Our client is at the leading edge of using new technologies to harness the genetic potential of entire crop genomes. Genomics and Reproductive Biology is the organization that provides this capability by reimagining plant breeding through constant innovation and passionate execution. You will work collaboratively with other team members to align strategies for delivery of team goals toward improving breeding methodologies. You operate with general instruction on day to day work, have experience in sterile technique, general molecular biology techniques and plant care.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Organizing and tracking experimental data
  • Planting, transplanting, and pollinating plants
  • Harvesting, shelling and counting seed
  • Tissue sampling
  • DNA extractions
  • PCR
  • Chromosome preparation
  • Microscopy
  • Cloning
  • Sequencing and sequence analysis
  • Maintaining detailed record keeping and documentation
  • Use of various IT tools/ team sites to manage day to day work

Working hours: 8 AM - 5 PM

Required Education and Skills:

  • Minimum of College Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or related natural science required
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • Comfort and willingness to learn new IT tools and systems
  • Experience with DNA extraction and PCR
  • Experience growing and caring for plants
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships and networks across teams

Desired Education and Skills:

  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with sterile technique and plant tissue culture
  • Experience using a fluorescent microscope
  • Experience with cloning

For immediate consideration, please send your resume to Relocation cost reimbursement is not available for this role.

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