Research Associate Position

Opportunity Type: 
Location of Opportunity: 
Off Campus
Host Department/Organization: 

Arizona Plant Breeders Inc.

Opportunity Description: 

Arizona Plant Breeders Inc., a division of Arizona Grain Inc., is seeking a highly motivated individual with the ability to work as a member of the research team located in Casa Grande, AZ.

Job Start Date: January 5, 2018

Essentials duties and responsibilities: 

·         Perform DNA extractions, running PCR and gel electrophoresis

·         Perform preliminary analysis on molecular data

·         Assisting with seed cleaning, preparation, planting, note-taking and harvest

·         Ability to travel domestically and stay overnight

·        Other related duties as assigned

Candidates must be a motivated, self-starting individual.

Education & work experience: 

·         Bachelor's degree in one of the life sciences

·         Basic experience in a molecular genetics laboratory

·         Basic experience with Marker Assisted Selection (MAS)

·         Basic understanding of plant breeding and research methodologies

·         Experience with lab organization and record keeping is important

·         Good interpersonal skills, effective verbal and written communication skills in English

·         Familiarity with Microsoft package e.g. word and excel

·         Ability to work independently and in teams

Additional information: 

·         Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the US

·         Full training will be provided to the right candidate

·         This position is designed for someone who enjoys working in the field and in the lab

·         The company will provide you with a highly competitive compensation and benefits package

·         Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted

·         Please send your resume to: 


Casa Grande, AZ

Paid Position: 
Required Documents: 
How to apply: 

Please send your resume to: before January 5, 2018.