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Laboratory technician

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General information


Limagrain Europe is a pure seed player company with solid agricultural roots. Under its LG, international brand, the company is developing innovative solutions based on a multi-crop offer through 20 subsidiaries. LG is one of the European seed leaders in maize, wheat, barley, oilseed rape and sunflower seeds available in more than 50 countries.

Limagrain Europe is contributing to progress in Agriculture every day, by offering genetic and agronomic solutions that allow farmers to achieve better performance while meeting environmental challenges and societal expectations.

Limagrain Europe is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an agricultural cooperative owned by French farmers and an international group, the fourth largest seed company worldwide. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products.

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Position description

Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours




Main Goal

Reporting to the Traits & Technologies organization, the MAP molecular analysis platform supports Groupe Limagrain's breeding and seed production teams worldwide by providing them with genetic analysis data. As a technician in the Chappes genotyping laboratory, you will participate in the varietal creation process by implementing different high-throughput genotyping technologies in a context of innovation and constant technological renewal of the whole process to guarantee its efficiency and productivity.

Job description

- Production of genotyping data: analysis of DNA samples using high-throughput genotyping technologies for research and development projects or seed lot quality control.

- Data control, validation and import of results into the customer database.

- Participation in cross-functional activities to manage laboratory resources and equipment (equipment maintenance, consumables management, etc.).

- Involvement in the management of laboratory quality documentation (drafting, updating).

- Participation in the continuous improvement of the laboratory (working groups, team meetings, etc.).

Depending on the candidate's skills, profile and development within the team, additional tasks may be proposed at a later stage:

- Participation in the production launch of new technologies or software applications

- Supervision and/or training of new arrivals (interns, fixed-term contracts)

- Technical and/or organizational responsibility for a project or activity (planning, managing resources and/or equipment, drafting reports).

All these tasks are carried out in compliance with safety instructions, established quality documents and the efficiency and productivity constraints defined by the team manager.

The laboratory's activities require an industrial organization of tools and people, including a high degree of automation of processes and occasional adaptation of working hours (particularly Saturday work).

Skills: what we expect of you

- Bac +2 in biotechnology or equivalent
- Knowledge of molecular biology and genetics
- Computer skills, use of Pack Office
- Rigor and autonomy
- Team spirit

Your benefits and working environment

Joining us means enjoying a range of benefits:

- Target bonus
- Profit-sharing bonus
- Seniority bonus
- Family health insurance
- Supplementary retirement savings plan
- CSE benefits (social and cultural activities)
- Company restaurant and crèche
- An induction program and regular training.

Joining Limagrain means joining an agricultural cooperative and an international Group offering career prospects in France and worldwide.

At Limagrain, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, which are sources of progress and wealth for the company.

If you recognize yourself in this profile, don't wait any longer and join us now to live the Limagrain Adventure!

Recruitment process

Our recruitment process consists of several stages:

- the first consists of a pre-screening of applications by Jérémy, our Talent Acquisition Manager, accompanied by future manager Delphine, to establish a shortlist of candidates for audition. A telephone pre-qualification may be carried out.

- A first interview is organized with the future manager.

- A second HR interview follows shortly afterwards.

Finally, feedback is given to the candidates. Various tests may also be considered (language, personality, etc.).



Position localization

Job location

Europe, France, Auvergne, Puy de Dôme (63)


Chappes, France

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Short-cycle tertiary education

Minimum level of experience required

New graduate


  • French (4 - Fluent)
  • English (2 - Intermediate)


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