Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist

Position Summary:

The Senior Research Scientist will be responsible for developing methodologies for plant phenotypic analyses and cultivation activities to enable Edison Agrosciences’ Research and Development (R&D) activities in St. Louis, Missouri. This individual will be a key member of the research group and will have the opportunity to participate in early-stage research and development with the company. The Senior Research Scientist will be a key member of the Edison Agrosciences team.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Leads the development of new methodologies for plant analysis and cultivation related to the development of novel traits in plants.
  • Develops and implements project strategy, timelines, resource allocation, and communications.
  • Designs, directs and conducts plant analyses.
  • Serves as a technical leader for trait and crop development.
  • Prepares and manages project budgets for plant production and phenotyping.
  • Maintain detailed and organized records of project data and other materials as needed.
  • Contribute to scientific discussions and present outcomes to colleagues.
Education, Experience, and other position parameters:
  • Ph.D. in plant molecular biology, plant physiology, agronomy, horticulture, or a related area of study.
  • Three to ten years of experience in an academic or commercial laboratory performing plant biochemical analyses.
Desired Candidate Profile:

The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, experience, education, and capabilities:

  • Experience in a commercial biotechnology laboratory.
  • Experience with the chemical analysis and cultivation of diverse plant systems.
  • Ability to work creatively and efficiently in a fast-paced, start-up company environment.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent planning, organization and execution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team of research scientists and contribute to team morale, enthusiasm, and efficiency.
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports and prepare PowerPoint presentations.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and experience with database programs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other team members, collaborators, and management.
  • Positive attitude and good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of technical challenges.
  • Ability to develop and execute research plans in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • High ethical standards and trustworthiness.

To apply

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV to with the subject line: Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist

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