Associate Research Scientist, Plant Transformation in Lincoln, Nebraska
Epicrop’s mission is to increase plant yields and stress tolerance through epigenetic modifications in selected crops using Epicrop’s revolutionary epigenetic technology.
The Mission of the Associate Research Scientist in Plant Transformation is to collaborate within a plant transformation team to transform monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous species to create new epigenetically improved plants.
The Successful Candidate will participate in a team responsible for the creation and development of epigenetically improved plants for commercialization. This research involves discovering and implementing new and/or more efficient methods of transforming elite germplasms in crop plants. Duties include: Performing transient and stable transformation assays in plants to evaluate different methods of implementing epigenetic modifications. Considerable opportunities exist to add your creative contributions to these objectives.
Primary responsibilities include: Utilize scientific knowledge and experimental skills to improve plant transformation of elite germplasms in selected crops.
Keep current in the scientific literature and technologies in plant tissue culture and development.
Provide intellectual contributions to your team and in collaborations with other teams to discover and implement new ideas and techniques.
Effectively collaborate with other teams at Epicrop.
Provide a safe and supportive work environment.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in an area of biochemistry, biology, chemistry, genetics, or a related field.
Experience in experimental design and data analysis.
Laboratory research experience
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Preferred Qualifications Research experience with plants. Knowledge and/or experience in plant transformation in multiple crops.
One or more years of research experience and/or a Master of Science degree.