Randstad Biologist in Saint Louis, Missouri


job details:

  • location:Saint Louis, MO

  • salary:$30 - $35 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • experience:Experienced

  • job type:Temporary

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:S_709199

  • questions:Suzanne.Hollnagel@randstadusa.com314-682-3950

job description


Randstad in partnership with a leading biotechnology company located in St. Louis, MO, is now hiring for a Biologist with experience in seed and/or plant physiology. If you are the selected candidate for this role, you will work with our client who is shaping the world of agriculture with breakthrough innovation for the benefit of farmers, consumers and our planet.


As the selected candidate for this position, you will plan and perform novel research and development efforts towards seed physiology assay development and/or improvement. Key responsibilities for this role include:

Develop, validate, and implement new technologies that enhance Seed Quality testing with a primary focus on the use of advanced techniques

Investigate, optimize, and develop innovative seed physiology assays for germination, viability, and vigor

Conduct research activities with the goal of practical implementation in Seed Physiology testing laboratories

Assist the Seed Physiology testing group with routine protocol troubleshooting

Design and execute research experiments in an efficient manner to meet project deadlines

Responsible for statistical analyses of results obtained in internal and external projects and subsequent decision making, including oral and written communications both internally and externally in formal reports, presentations, and posters

Adhere to all safety and stewardship policies and actively participates in our client's ESH Program

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Proven experience seed/plant physiology research.






Ph.D. in Seed/Plant Physiology or related field OR an MS in Seed/Plant Physiology with 4+ years post-graduate experience in an industry or academic setting

Proven track record of research success from project ideation through implementation

Strong skills in experimental design, analysis of results using various `omics approaches and large data sets

Strong technical and scientific writing (papers, reviews, or grant applications)

Ability to read, analyze and interpret scientific journal articles, technical procedures, government regulations, and seed testing procedures

Functional and technical proficiency in seed technology or other related agriculture experience

Result-oriented leadership capability

Excellent communications skills in English, both verbal and in writing, including the capability to clearly present information and influence or persuade others through verbal or written communications

Decision making and problem solving skills. The ability to act in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of relevant issues

Capacity to working with people and lead people in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitments to achieve goals and project objectives jointly

Ability to work in a fast-paced global and multi-cultural seed company

Appropriate use of statistical analysis in problem solving and decision making

Randstad has been in business since 1960, and is the #1 HR Solutions firm in the world with a presence in 39 countries. Our team is a part of Randstad's Corporate Services. We have worked with our client for over 30 years! During this time, we have developed a proven track record for placing top talent into roles that offer opportunities for both career growth and success. Randstad offer both competitive pay and benefits for this opportunity.

For immediate consideration, please send your resume to suzanne.hollnagel@randstadusa.com Relocation cost reimbursement is not available for this role, local candidates preferred.

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