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Seed Pathology Lab Technician

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General information


An agricultural cooperative and an international seed group owned by French farmers, Limagrain is driven by its purpose: cooperating for the progress of agriculture everywhere, for everyone. Focused on the genetic progress of plants, Limagrain breeds, produces and distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide. HM. CLAUSE is a company committed to diversity and inclusion.   






Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Main Goal

Conduct laboratory testing of seed samples for the detection seed borne/transmitted pathogens; bacteria, fungi and virus.

Job description

Conduct laboratory testing of seed samples for the detection seed borne/transmitted pathogens; bacteria, fungi and virus.

Participate in conducting seed health testing following established written protocols, monitor all aspects of the test, that could affect the result, analyze and enter data, participate in inventory management of lab supplies and maintain lab in clean and safe manner.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

•Prepare growth media, buffers and stock solutions for the culture of microorganisms following specific written procedures.

•Separate and process seed samples with an emphasis of maintaining sub-sample identity and consistency in sample preparation.

•Conduct seed health testing in traditional assays and molecular based assays following established written work instructions.

•Analyze results and ensure data entry into LIMS database system.

•Plant and maintain test seedlings under controlled environment.

•Monitor temperature in various incubators, refrigerators and walk-in chambers to ensure that the tests are conducted accurately and consistently.

•Must be comfortable working in a laboratory setting governed by formal, written procedures within the quality management system that must be strictly followed.

•Complete projects in a timely, efficient, safe and effective manner.

•Participate in the inventory management of materials and chemical products (Anticipation and Planning).

•Maintain laboratories in a clean, safe and organized manner.

•Participate in monthly Safety Training and Meetings.

Supervisory Responsibilities




To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Strategic Planning and Analysis – N/A

Technical Skills – Background in laboratory testing required, understanding of molecular testing methods, a strong microbiology background, and plant culture under controlled environment needed. Attention to detail and ability to consistently and accurately manage multi tasks is required. Knowledge of biological safety containment is required. Good lab practice including experience with sterilization technique, basic computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook), and written and verbal communication is a necessity for this position. Familiarity with laboratory equipment such as: pipettors, balances, pH meters. Comfortable working with laboratory chemicals and working within the metric system.

Interpersonal Skills – Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Fluent in English.

Teamwork – Team player with a positive attitude. Ability to build relationships, trust and work in a team setting.

Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment. Accountable for decisions made within the scope of responsibility, with the focus on meeting established short term and long-term goals and objectives.

Professionalism – Highly self-motivated individual, possessing strong organizational skills. Results oriented. Deadline focused and motivated. Possess a high amount of integrity.

Adaptability – Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events. Comfortable with fast-paced, challenging environment. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.

Attendance/Punctuality – Ensures work responsibilities are completed in a timely manner.

Dependability – Self-directed, with the ability to work independently, as well as within groups.

Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, USA


555 Codoni Avenue, Modesto, CA 95357, États-Unis

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of experience required

New graduate