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Scientist – Entomologist (2001492) – Morrisville, NC
Where the Chemistry Happens
The primary responsibility of this role is to screen samples for insecticidal activity and develop and improve insect assays in a highly automated and digitalized lab. The incumbent will perform and analyze in plate and in planta bioassays on economically important agricultural insect pests with the goal of discovering and characterizing insecticidal activities from different sources. The position produces critical data that support ongoing research as well as product development.
Formula for Success
Bachelor level in biology, entomology, or related fields with 6+ years of relevant experience in academic or industrial laboratory environment or Master level with 3+ years of relevant experience in academic or industrial laboratory environment
Experience with major insect pests of key agricultural crops (corn, soybean, cotton, etc)
Prepare comprehensive reports
Manage and implement automation solutions
Manage confidentiality of competitive know-how
Follow all QHSE, Biosafety, and USDA/APHIS/PPQ requirements
Experience with protein-based bioassays
Ability to develop and improve assays
Experience running and maintaining a lab
Train and/or supervise others
Design, implement and analyze experiments
Basic knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology
High attention to details
Must have solid verbal and written communication skills
Creative and flexible thinking
Excellent organizational and record keeping skills
Proficient computer skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
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