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Laboratory Assistant

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Job Listing Date
17 Apr 2018
Location
Taranaki, New Plymouth
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Science & Technology, Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Laboratory Assistant

Our Client is a leading global agricultural science and technology company that provides agricultural products and services to farmers across New Zealand.

A progressive and innovative organisation strongly focused on customer service. One of the integral parts of the organisation is the Global Research Station which specialises in the research and development of crop protection products.

The Research station is situated at Omata, 10 minutes out of New Plymouth.


In this position you will be responsible for:

• Preparation and bulking up plant disease inoculum for use in disease field trials

• Collecting and isolating plant pathogens for storage and future use in disease trials

• Maintaining a fungal pathogen library

• Managing all activities associated with a small pathology laboratory

• Providing support to field research scientists in disease management and insect management disciplines.

• Management of a small greenhouse and running of greenhouse studies

Qualifications and Skills:

• BSc in Microbiology or Biological sciences

• Experience (minimum of 2 years) in general laboratory microbiology techniques

• Plant pathology and culture of plant diseases is an advantage

• Ability to follow methods and protocols

• Strong EH&S focus

• Excellent communication skills with the ability to work within a small team Our Client maintains a high level of health and safety awareness and all employees and contractors are required to abide by the company’s Health & Safety Policies.

This position is for 30-40 hours per week. Hours of work will generally be 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. If you have proven abilities in the above mentioned then please apply online with an updated copy of your CV and covering letter.

*Successful applicants with need to undergo Drug and Alcohol and medical testing

Our Client is a leading global agricultural science and technology company that provides agricultural products and services to farmers across New Zealand.

A progressive and innovative organisation strongly focused on customer service. One of the integral parts of the organisation is the Global Research Station which specialises in the research and development of crop protection products.

The Research station is situated at Omata, 10 minutes out of New Plymouth.


In this position you will be responsible for:

• Preparation and bulking up plant disease inoculum for use in disease field trials

• Collecting and isolating plant pathogens for storage and future use in disease trials

• Maintaining a fungal pathogen library

• Managing all activities associated with a small pathology laboratory

• Providing support to field research scientists in disease management and insect management disciplines.

• Management of a small greenhouse and running of greenhouse studies

Qualifications and Skills:

• BSc in Microbiology or Biological sciences

• Experience (minimum of 2 years) in general laboratory microbiology techniques

• Plant pathology and culture of plant diseases is an advantage

• Ability to follow methods and protocols

• Strong EH&S focus

• Excellent communication skills with the ability to work within a small team Our Client maintains a high level of health and safety awareness and all employees and contractors are required to abide by the company’s Health & Safety Policies.

This position is for 30-40 hours per week. Hours of work will generally be 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. If you have proven abilities in the above mentioned then please apply online with an updated copy of your CV and covering letter.

*Successful applicants with need to undergo Drug and Alcohol and medical testing

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