Research Scientist - Innovation in Plant Cell Biology



Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Join us in creating sustainable coffee varieties

At Amatera, we leverage on the latest techniques in biotechnology, to create the coffee varieties of tomorrow.

While we drink a trillion cups of coffee every year, number expected to double by 2050, rising temperatures will reduce, in the meantime, the area suitable for growing Arabica by up to 50%.

It is urgent to make coffee varieties more sustainable and climate resistant to fill that massive demand.

If you want to ensure the future of coffee and ride the 4th coffee revolution, you are at the right place!

What we are looking for

Research Scientist – Innovation in Plant Cell Biology (Permanent position; CDI)

We are seeking a passionate and innovative researcher to join our “Innovation team” and contribute to advancing plant tissue culture techniques. The successful candidate will design & conduct research for internal and customer projects aimed at exploring new technological approaches & implement technological developments in a larger-scale operational context. A Ph.D. in a related field, demonstrated expertise in plant tissue culture, and a passion for pushing the boundaries of science are essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to independently plan, organize, troubleshoot and optimize operations to ensure timely high-quality deliverables.

This position reports directly to our CTO and our tissue culture scientific lead, and also needs to work effectively and collaboratively with the “Production team” and the “Molecular biology team””.

Qualifications and key skills

  • PhD in plant science or plant biotechnology
  • 5+ years of experience in plant tissue culture
  • Excellent knowledge in plant tissue culture (Initiation | Regeneration | Micropropagation | Somatic Embryogenesis) ideally on coffee or other perennial plants (grapevine, cacao, citrus…)
  • Strong innovation mindset
  • Good organization & communication
  • Team player, strong execution, and flexibility to handle changes

What we offer

  • Fully equipped laboratory and access to a wide range of services
  • A supportive, collaborative and friendly team
  • Attractive compensation
  • Benefits - Alan’s private insurance to cover your health expenses, Swile meal vouchers

Additional Information

  • Job Location - Evry (South of Paris)
  • Time Requirement - Full time position
  • Starting date - as soon as possible

How to Apply

Does this position sound like a good fit? Email us at jobs@amatera.bio

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