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Agroscience Summer Intern

Company: EUROFINS SCIENT.
Location: Sanger
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company which provides a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries. The Group believes it is the world leader in food, environment and pharmaceutical products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and for supporting clinical studies. In addition, Eurofins is one of the key emerging players in specialty clinical diagnostic testing in Europe and the USA.

Group's key figures are approx. 5.4 billion Euros turnover, over 800 laboratories across 50 countries and about 50,000 staff.

We are looking for individuals that are interested in laboratory and field research in Entomology and Ecotoxicology including agricultural and urban pests, and beneficial insects such as honey bees. Most of the trials will be conducted under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) procedures. This temporary intern position is designed to provide an environment to develop qualified individuals and to complete our demanding research goals. Successful candidates will be essential participants in all aspects of trial work for which, appropriate training will be provided. This internship program was developed as a feeder system for future Eurofins employees. This internship is a great opportunity to obtain experience for people interested in a career in Entomology and/or the pest control industry.

Summer Intern - Research Technician responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following :

  • General farm maintenance
  • Sample collection and documentation
  • Set up and maintenance of research plots
  • Assist with trial applications, including calibration of equipment and application parameters
  • Documentation of plot maintenance, irrigation, environmental conditions and crop conditions
  • Other work-related tasks as assigned
  • General knowledge of farming operations
  • Ability to operate farm equipment, including tractors and spray equipment
  • Ability to perform farm operations, including planting, maintenance and harvest of agricultural commodities
  • Ability to read and understand US and metric measurements
  • Ability to tend to details
  • Travel may be required
  • Training of Good Laboratory Practice Standards will be provided.

The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • Good academic standing with freshman - senior status
  • Ability to pay attention to details, work independently and efficiently
  • Background in Entomology, Agronomy, Ecotoxicology or Biology is helpful, but not required
  • Experience with pollinator research or urban pest management is a plus
  • Able to operate and maintain farm equipment
  • Experience with irrigation system
  • Valid driving license
  • Required to frequently stand; walk; and sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Assistance should be sought for a weight over amount employee is physically able to carry.
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Position is temporary with full-time hours, Monday-Friday, with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Sanger, CA are encouraged to apply.

What Happens Next

Our people are the backbone of what we do, so it's incredibly important we find the right individuals to join us. As a potential new recruit you'll be invited to meet the team in the form of an assessment centre or a staged interview process dependent on the role and it's requirements, this will give you the opportunity to see what working for Eurofins is really like and enable us to get you know your key skills and strengths.

Your data

As part of any recruitment process, the company collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The company is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

Closing Date

We reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as early as possible.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive please be aware that if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks of the vacancy expiry date unfortunately, on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

Keywords: EUROFINS SCIENT., Clovis , Agroscience Summer Intern, Other , Sanger, California

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