Laboratory Technician BioFungicide screening (Plant Health)

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Aug 9, 2022

 

Biofungicide Discovery, Laboratory technician/Associate scientist

Are you interested in biologicals? Would you like to be part of a team and work hands-on with plants and agricultural solutions? Do you want to have an active role in the discovery projects for biological crop protection?

At our European Innovation Center (EIC) in Hørsholm we are looking for a person to join our Biofungicide team and help us in our mission to discover and develop new qualified biological crop protection products against plant fungal diseases.

 

Come join us at FMC  

At EIC, you will step into a multicultural environment with approx. 120 colleagues with 27 different nationalities. Here we manage everything from IT, procurement and HR to logistics, planning, registration, marketing, sales and distribution. Besides those vital functions our site is focused on research and development, and we have recently become the Global Plant Health Center for FMC.

While maintaining our current crop protection portfolio, we are pivoting towards an increased focus on the development of biologicals and a more sustainable product portfolio.

In this position you will become part of the Plant Health R&D division as you join our Biofungicide screening group having the possibility to work with great colleagues inside the group but also collaborate closely with the other disciplines such as Bioinsecticide Screening, Microbiology, Fermentation, Formulation development, Mode of action and Bioanalytics.
 

Becoming an expert in screening assays

You will primarily work in the lab developing and running assay for screening of microbiological products against fungal and bacterial pathogens. More specifically, the tasks include:

  • Development and implementation of growth chamber and greenhouse assays to determine efficacy of biological control products on various crops against plant pathogens
  • Preparation and application of biological control products
  • Design and implementation of assays to address different research questions
  • Identification of new needs to improve current assays
  • Preparation of plant material as well as maintenance and propagation of microbial cultures
  • Collection of data from assays designed to test biological control products against different pathogens

Qualifications:

  • You have an education as a laboratory technician (laborant) or you are a new graduate MSc with desirable knowledge and skills related to Plant Pathology, Microbiology, Agronomy or related discipline
  • Preferably you have hands on experience working with microbial species. Experience working on plants and plant pathogens is definitely a plus
  • You are very familiar with daily laboratory practices, including analytical weighing, sample and culture preparation, dilution and application of chemical and biological products
  • Demonstrated ability to work safely and independent in a busy and agile team environment
  • Good sense of trouble shooting and innovative practical solutions
  • Speak and write English fluently

 

Have we caught your interest?
Then send us your application and CV (either in Danish or English) as soon as possible. We expect to evaluate the candidates during the summer period and invite for interviews by the end of August. If you have any question regarding the position, you are welcome to contact the Team Leader in Biofungicide, Emmanouil Chantzis (Emmanouil.Chantzis@fmc.com).


We look forward to hearing from you.

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