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Assistant Scientist


Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


Simplot Plant Sciences consists of a dynamic group of collaborative scientists working on genetic improvement of crop plants, using Innate technology, gene editing and breeding, as part of the integrated agricultural J.R. Simplot Company. In addition to supporting Plant Sciences, the Analytical Team collaborates with and provides analytical research expertise to other areas of the company. We are located in beautiful Boise, ID, which is a recreationalist's paradise. If you value the outdoors and time spent among rivers, mountains, canyons, deserts and lakes – and all the activities encapsulated therein – it's worth a serious look.

We currently have an Assistant Scientist position available on our Analytical Team located at the Boise, Idaho headquarters location.

Key Responsibilities

  • Adheres to safety practices & guidelines in the workplace.
  • Accomplishes short- and long-term experiments and tasks successfully. 
  • Demonstrates a good level of technical efficiency in a variety of methods.
  • Carries out and analyzes experiments under supervision.
  • Displays a positive attitude that supports overall scientific progress of the team displaying good communication and organization skills.
  • Interested in learning and applying new methods and insights, focusing on team success.
  • Actively participating in meetings.
  • Effectively discusses all activities on a regular basis with their supervisor.
  • Works to optimize lab and experimental methods
  • Participate in carrying out routine lab functions including but not limited to, biohazards waste containment and removal, inventory, cleaning of lab equipment and supplies, preparing reagents, and collecting and disposing of transgenic tissues.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • 1+ years related experience and/or training
  • Understanding and knowledge in a field of biochemistry, chemistry or biotechnology.
  • Applies basic methodologies for conducting experiments.
  • Implements process improvement to facilitate experimental efficiency.
  • Proficient use of appropriate tools to document experiment results.
  • Proven use of skills to perform assays and gather data.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Accountable for meeting deadlines.
  • Communicating technical issues and concerns.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently in support of team efforts.
  • Capable in presenting experiment data and results.

Job Requisition ID: 4107

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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