Job details Laboratory and Greenhouse Technician

Posting Period

From January 12, 2022
to February 12, 2022

Country or region

Canada

Location

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Business Unit

Plant Care

Department

Research and Development

Entry date

As soon as possible

Job Status

Temporary - Full time (1 year)

Minimal required work experience

1 to 3 years

Minimal education level required

Bachelor's Degree

Work schedule

Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week. Contract up to 1 year with possibility of extension.

Salary

Based on experience

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. The successful candidate 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 include, but are not limited to:

  • Using aseptic laboratory techniques to culture, enumerate and apply fungi, yeast and/or bacteria;
  • Developing and modifying experimental protocols and SOPs as needed;
  • Communicating with required technical teams and business units to effectively coordinate and advance projects;
  • Maintaining plants in greenhouse studies to evaluate efficacy;
  • Maintaining accurate and professional records of laboratory activities;
  • Generating oral and written reports to summarize laboratory activities and projects;
  • Providing recommendations and observations to team members and management on results of projects.

At Lallemand Plant Care, we encourage autonomy, innovation, collaboration; routine is not part of our vocabulary! As we grow, we offer career and professional development opportunities locally and internationally. If you are looking for a challenging job where your opinion is valued and you feel you can make a difference, both in your work and to the environment and society, you have come to the right place.

 

Covid-19 Statement:

Lallemand is an essential service and can operate during the pandemic with modifications to accommodate social distancing, such as working from home. If a provincial lockdown is in effect, interviews must be held via video conferencing. Otherwise, interviews can be conducted in person or via video conferencing, depending on the situation and the company/candidates comfort level. Lallemand adheres to the provincial and federal Public Health’s recommendations on public safety during this pandemic. Staff are equipped with hand sanitizer and face masks and always adhere to social distancing protocols. If able to, face masks must always be worn for in person meetings. If unable to wear a face mask, an alternate meeting method will be arranged.

Technical skills

Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science with focus in Microbiology, Plant Pathology, Plant Biology, Biology and/or a related field;
  • Minimum 1-3 years’ relevant experience;
  • Demonstrated experience in growing plants in a laboratory, growth chamber or greenhouse environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to help in the design of experiments and do careful and meticulous experimentation;
  • Sound critical thinking skills with the ability to analyze data sets and evaluate scientific research results including experience in writing comprehensive reports;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (particularly Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote and Teams);

An asset

  • Proficiency in basic statistical data analyses;
  • Experience with molecular techniques such as qPCR.

Personal abilities

Required

  • Superior organizational skills to use time productively, maximize efficiencies, and meet deadlines;
  • Highly motivated and reliable leading to a strong work ethic;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and use sound judgement;
  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative, research environment;
  • Detail oriented;
  • Eagerness to continuously learn, self-aware, reflective, and receptive to feedback;
  • Ethical and honest;
  • Confidence to make suggestions for areas for improvement and share ideas.

General criteria

Required

  • Have a valid driver’s license;
  • The position requires working in the Lallemand Plant Care laboratory located at the NRC in Saskatoon. Vaccination is mandatory as part of the health and safety measures in place in this government building;

Other

  • We offer free parking and a flexible working environment.

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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