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Biology Specialist, Biotech

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Marysville, OH 43040

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day. Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace. Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders.

We are looking for a Specialist who will join our Scotts ProVista R&D team in Marysville, OH.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH. Not familiar with Columbus? Visit

The successful candidate will become a full time member of Scotts’ Biotech team. The objectives for the Biotech program are to 1) develop novel and value-added turfgrass varieties and blends, 2) develop data to support claims around these products, 3) understand and develop programs to ensure success to the consumer when using these grasses, and 4) work closely with cooperators to produce these products effectively and economically. The successful candidate will be working in a hands-on environment within a multifunctional team and should have strong communication skills.

Job Description

What you’ll do in this role:

Typical project assignments may include:

  • Prepare, establish, maintain and evaluate turfgrass field trials
  • Measure the effects of biotic and abiotic stresses and management on turf performance using technology and visual methods.
  • Collect, record, analyze, and present experimental data
  • Facilitate cooperative research projects with universities that may require travel
  • Collaborate with internal and external resources
  • Manage temporary employees
  • May have to work occasional weekends in the greenhouse or field

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • BS or MS degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Science or related field.
  • Experience with turfgrass field plot trial work
  • Experience with field plot evaluations (NTEP-style ratings)
  • Familiarity with field plot design and statistical analysis
  • Turfgrass breeding and development experience a plus
  • Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication
  • Familiar with turfgrass and weed species and identifying characteristics
  • Familiar with landscape tools, turf maintenance equipment, turf maintenance chemistries, and irrigation operation
  • Familiarity with agronomic practices and seed production
  • Upbeat and positive attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willing to “push up sleeves and jump in” to be a team player
  • Extremely organized
  • Ethical
  • Desire to learn
  • Obtain Ohio pesticide applications license within 6 months of hire
  • Obtain drone pilot license within 6 months of hire
  • Public speaking
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability and willingness to operate machinery

Here at ScottsMiracle-Gro, we believe providing an enriching and engaging employee experience is what sets us apart from other organizations. We recognize our employees are so much more than just their job title so we offer programs and benefits that support them in all aspects of their lives. Wondering how we do it? Below is a glimpse of our highlight reel…

  • Our Live Total Health program provides you with options to align to your personal needs. Selections range from medical, dental and vision coverage for you, your spouse/domestic partner and dependents to an outstanding wellness reimbursement program to an unbelievable 401K match (up to 7.5%) as well as a 15% discount on company stock and much more
  • We know our talent is our most precious asset and your unique development contributes to our organization’s success now and in the future. Career growth at our company is not always a ladder. It’s much more like a rock climbing adventure. Grow through exploration and experiences rather than a predictable linear path.
  • We value the importance of family. We provide access to Maven Family Planning and up to $30,000 to accommodate for adoption, fertility and surrogacy.
  • Be part of something bigger by joining one of our Employee Resource Groups focusing on diversity and inclusion, family, education and sustainability: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employees’ Network, Scotts Veterans’ Network, Scotts Young Professionals, Scotts Pride Network (GroPride), Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), Scotts Family TREE and our Associate Boards.
  • Join a company with a strong belief in giving back to the communities where we live and work. We have a shared passion for service and volunteerism and believe participating in community service benefits our communities and strengthens our team.

Biotech & Agritech Science Manager - Open Innovation


Chicago, IL

This Senior role will be responsible for driving Open Innovation activities within “AgriTech and BioTech” fields for Ferrero Open Innovation (OI) in the America’s region: scouting for innovation, evaluation, business planning and project management. While the main geographic focus will be the America’s region, the Science Manager will interact with Technical experts within other functions at Ferrero and other Ferrero OI team members in Europe and Asia-Pacific. This position will report managerially to the Head of America’s Innovation Center and professionally to Global OI “AgriTech and Biotech” Stream Leader.

Main Responsibilities:

Continuously monitor development and progress of scientific and technological innovations within relevant opportunity areas in Agrifood technology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences:

  • Lead identification and assessment of new scientific developments on food science, biotechnologies and AgriTechnology within the region
  • Remain on forefront of emerging industry trends and competitor products, strategies, and activities
  • Utilize technical and creative problem-solving skills to successfully translate scientific developments and internal stakeholder needs into clear opportunity and potential technical solutions
  • Leverage scientific knowledge and technical expertise to evaluate effectiveness, safety, and toxicological effects of new technologies
  • Conduct robust patent review and IP landscape work

Actively drive Technology scouting, evaluation and execution process of Ferrero OI within assigned focus area:

  • Support OI global AgriBiotech response stream to build strategic roadmaps for Key Priority areas defined by the Leadership and combining needs and gaps from Internal stakeholders
  • Scout opportunities that are relevant to Ferrero business and within key priority opportunity areas
  • Evaluate and perform diligence on relevant scouting opportunities, in collaboration with other Ferrero Divisions and present selected opportunities to Ferrero OI Leadership and the Board for approval
  • Actively drive execution and project management of opportunity approved by Ferrero OI Leadership and the Board in collaboration with relevant internal functions

Provide input on market innovation strategies as needed:

  • Based on specific requests from internal customers and in collaboration with internal partners ( Consumer Insights, Food Trends, etc.)
  • Key ally to the NA Innovation center and Strategy and Innovation teams by effectively contributing to all relevant Innovation projects
  • Help build a robust internal and external network of experts and partners:
  • Work effectively and flexibly within and across the organization
  • Help to identify, engage and collaborate with external partner network (e.g. industry, consultants, government agencies, academia, etc.)

Who we are looking for:

  • MS or PhD degree in Biotechnology, Food Science, Biology or equivalent; MBA preferred
  • 5-10 years of industry experience with particular emphasis in the BioTech and Food Science space in a CPG and/or Multi-national corporation
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical information to a variety of internal and external partners across different geographic and leadership levels in a clear manner
  • Strong business acumen with superior communication, project and time management skills
  • Proven ability to deliver against clear, actionable strategies and priorities
  • Proven ability to work effectively on a fast pace and high-performance driven environment
  • Enthusiastic, curious, proactive, analytical, open-minded and can-do attitude with a strategic mind-set
  • Strong attitude to connect external and internal stakeholders toward a synergistic approach to complex innovation projects
  • Self-driven and capable of dealing with unstructured and emerging environments; Critical thinking and Creative problem solving

Research Associate - Synthetic Biology

Mascoma LLC

Lebanon, NH 03766

Apy now

The Research Associate will join a team developing and deploying synthetic biology systems for use in creating novel yeast and bacteria-derived products for use across Lallemand’s business units. This position is based in Lebanon, NH and will report directly to the Project Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining and improving our strain engineering platform
  • Developing and validating new wet lab methods
  • Genetic engineering of yeast and bacteria
  • Documenting experimental procedures and results

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.A. / B.S. in biology, genetics, biochemistry, or related field.
  • Experience in various molecular biology and microbiology procedures.
  • Good troubleshooting skills to deal with technical problems.
  • Experience in providing high quality, timely data.
  • Desire to work as part of a team in a fast-paced biotech industry setting.
  • Working knowledge of genetics and gene regulation.

Preferred in an ideal candidate:

  • M.S. or B.S. /B.A. with 2+ years of experience synthetic biology / genetic engineering
  • Experience in coding (C++, R, Python, SQL) and API applications
  • Hands-on experience in the area of genetic engineering of bacteria or yeast
  • Familiarity with microbial physiology, biochemistry, protein engineering, and metabolic engineering
  • Familiarity with a range of synthetic biology techniques (e.g. Golden Gate / MoClo, Gibson Assembly)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Lab experience outside of academic classes

Research Associate: Executive Search- Life Sciences/Pharmaceutical/Biotech

The Higgins Group, Inc

Wayne, PA 19087•Hybrid remote

Who We Are

The Higgins Group, Inc. is an executive search and consulting firm focused exclusively in the life sciences. For over two decades we’ve been helping our clients thrive by going beyond recruiting the best leaders: as a strategic partner we consult on organizational issues that affect executive integration, retention, and performance. This approach has led to long-lasting relationships with a select roster of global pharmaceutical and biotech clients, helping us to grow exclusively through referrals since 1998.

If integrity, passion for excellence and personal/professional growth defines your character and is evident in your history, you will find “your people” here.

About The Role

The Higgins Group is looking to expand the research team to help meet the extreme level of demand for our services in the life science industry. As a Research Associate, you are an integral part of the search team, working closely with the Consultant and Client Manager to provide exceptional research strategies, candidates, and market data.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Execute the implementation and maintenance of research strategies for each search
  • Provide high-level marketplace research and analysis of industry, companies, and therapeutic areas
  • Leverage our client and candidate databases by qualifying and extracting information from multiple data sources to provide crisp candidate target lists
  • Regularly update internal database, Invenias, with key searchable attributes to uphold data integrity
  • Provide guidance to the company regarding tools and techniques needed to optimize research deliverables
  • Actively participate in research department and company growth discussions

Who You Are

Fundamental Skills and Characteristics:

  • Passion for making a difference with a deep service-oriented mentality
  • Sound judgement, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, driven and self-motivated
  • Incredibly detail-oriented, analytical, and strategic
  • Problem-solver who takes initiative, and enjoys creative thinking
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication
  • Ability to prioritize with excellent time management skills
  • Life science and or/recruiting background is valued but not required
  • Prior experience using Invenias software is valued but not required

Benefits and Perks

  • Fantastic culture of positive, highly team-oriented people who will help you succeed
  • Continuous professional growth
  • Health, Dental, and Short/Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Unlimited vacation; national holidays, week-long office shutdowns for the last week in December and half-day summer Fridays
  • 401(k) plan
  • Cell Phone and Internet Reimbursement
  • Compensation Levels above industry standards