Job details Laboratory and Greenhouse Technician

Posting Period

From September 17, 2021
to October 24, 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

Permanent - Full time

Minimal required work experience

1 to 3 years

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's Degree

Work schedule

5 days a week, Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week

Salary

Based on experience

Benefits

Competitive social benefits

Laboratory and Greenhouse Technician

Main Functions

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

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

  • Using aseptic laboratory techniques to culture, enumerate and apply fungi, yeast and/or bacteria
  • Developing and modifying experimental protocols as needed
  • Communicating with required technical teams and business units to coordinate project activities effectively
  • Performing greenhouse plant-microbiome studies
  • Acquiring and maintaining various crop plants used as model systems for research
  • Performing evaluations of efficacy in-planta
  • Maintaining accurate and professional records of laboratory activities  
  • Having knowledge in and executing basic statistical data analyses
  • Generating oral and written reports to summarize laboratory activities and projects
  • Providing recommendations and observations to staff and management on results of projects/tasks

Technical skills

Required

  • Strong written communication skills, including experience in writing comprehensive reports, and proposals.
  • Sound analytical skills with the ability to analyze data sets and critically evaluate scientific research results.
  • Demonstrated ability to help in the design of experiments and do careful and meticulous experimentation.
  • Demonstrated experience in growing plants in a greenhouse environment.
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in growing plants in the laboratory and/or growth chamber.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science with focus in Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Plant Biology, Biology and/or a related field.
  • Proficiency in basic statistical data analyses using software packages.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Personal abilities

Required

  • Large sense of autonomy and initiative.
  • Good interpersonal skills and great team spirit.
  • Logical with strong common sense.
  • Enthusiastic personality.
  • Demonstrated ability to execute and complete projects.
  • Self-aware, reflective, and able to learn from mistakes. Shows an ability to learn quickly while on the job and through formal training. Desire to learn and grow continuously.
  • Organized and reliable; able to juggle multiple streams of work, keep things on track and consistently meet deadlines for processing work, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to change.
  • Ethical and honest.
  • Not afraid to speak up and make suggestions for areas for improvement.

General criteria

Required

  • Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • Driver’s license.

Organization

Lallemand is a privately held Canadian company founded in the late 19th century, which develops, produces, and markets microorganisms for various markets. The administrative offices of the parent company are in Montreal, Canada. Today, Lallemand employs more than 4,500 people working in more than 45 countries on 5 continents.

Yeasts, bacteria, fungi: microorganisms have always lived in harmony with plants since their origin and are now recognized for their multiple agronomic benefits. As a world specialist in microorganisms, Lallemand Plant Care carefully selects strains for agricultural use, to improve the nutrition, health, and productivity of plants.

Lallemand Plant Care is a growing business unit and offers many opportunities for career development and professional development on a local and international scale. Joining the Lallemand Plant Care team means collaborating with people who work passionately to develop sustainable, efficient, and clean solutions for agriculture professionals, horticulture, green spaces, and the forestry sector. We regularly recruit new talent from around the world to support our growth and our sales, logistics, marketing, production and research and development efforts.

Please take note that accommodations will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

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