Job details Laboratory and Greenhouse Intern

Posting Period

From June 10, 2021
to June 28, 2021

Country or region

Canada

Location

Sault-Ste-Marie, Ontario

Business Unit

Plant Care

Department

Research and Development

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Temporary - Full time (6 months)

Minimal required work experience

None required

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's Degree

Work schedule

5 days a week, 40 hours per week

Salary

Based on experience

Laboratory and Greenhouse Intern

Main Functions

Our Technical Marketing department is looking for a versatile individual to join our growing team as a Laboratory and Greenhouse Intern. Reporting to the Canadian Product Development Manager of Lallemand Plant Care, you will assist our Product Development team and be responsible for executing, troubleshooting and optimizing laboratory and greenhouse research trials using beneficial fungi, bacteria, yeast and plant stimulating extracts.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual, who is ready to enter the workforce. The successful candidate for this position will be highly motivated, take pride in their laboratory skills, and be ready to learn.

Tasks associated with this position also include, but may not be limited to:

  • Performing greenhouse and/or growth chamber plant-microbiome studies;
  • Developing or modifying experimental protocols as needed, from literature reviews, consultation with other scientists;
  • Using aseptic laboratory techniques to culture and enumerate fungi, yeast and/or bacteria;
  • Communicating with required staff and business units as needed to coordinate project activities effectively;
  • Generating oral and written reports as necessary to summarize laboratory activities and projects;
  • Having knowledge of and executing basic statistical data analyses;
  • Maintaining accurate and processional records of laboratory activities;
  • Providing recommendations and observations to staff and management on results of projects/tasks;
  • Adhere to the health and safety policy at all times.

Technical skills

Required

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and complete projects
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Plant Biology, Plant-Microbe Interactions and/or a related field
  • Experience in laboratory and/or growth chamber and/or greenhouse environment and practices
  • A demonstrated ability to help in the design experiments and do careful and meticulous experimentation
  • Sound analytical skills with the ability to analyze data sets and critically evaluate scientific research results
  • Organized and reliable; able to juggle multiple streams of work, use time productively, maximize efficiencies, keep things on track and consistently meet deadlines for processing work, with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong written communication skills, including experience in writing comprehensive reports, and proposals
  • Proficiency in basic statistical data analyses using software packages

Personal abilities

Required

  • Sense of initiative
  • Enthusiastic personality
  • Logical with strong common sense
  • Excellent work ethic and honest
  • Self-aware, reflective, and able to learn from mistakes
  • Shows an ability to learn quickly while on the job and through formal training
  • Great team spirit
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Not afraid to speak up and make suggestions for areas for improvement
  • Detail oriented

General criteria

Required

  • Driver’s license

Organization

Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company, founded at the end of the 19th century, specializing in the development, production and marketing of yeasts and bacteria. The company is comprised of 11 major business units, each focused on specific applications of yeast and bacteria, with activities throughout worldwide. Administrative offices for the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4500 people working across more than 45 countries, on 5 continents.

Yeast, bacteria, mushrooms: micro-organisms have always lived in harmony with plants, and they are now being recognized for their many agricultural benefits. As an international specialist in micro-organisms, Lallemand Plant Care carefully selects strains for agricultural use, in order to improve plant nutrition, health, and productivity.

Joining the Lallemand Plant Care team means collaborating with people who work passionately to de-velop sustainable, efficient, and clean solutions for agriculture professionals, green spaces, and the forestry sector. We are regularly looking to recruit new talent across the globe to help support our commercial, logistical, marketing, production, and research and development efforts.

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