Lipman Research & Development is seeking a highly skilled plant scientist to serve as Product Advancement Specialist for our fresh market tomato breeding program located near Fort Myers, Florida.
This is a great opportunity to learn many facets of vegetable research and development, production and distribution. You will be involved in a challenging array of crop related duties including the execution and oversight of daily field and lab experiments designed to evaluate a broad range of unique experimental tomato products. Responsibilities include but are not limited to field trial establishment, harvest operations, data collection and analysis, fruit evaluation, sampling, product transport, reporting of results, and labor management.
This position will report to and work closely with the Director of Breeding and R&D staff. Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Agronomy, Pathology, Entomology or related field with hands-on experience in a breeding or agricultural research program desirable.
Applicant must be bilingual and able to give detailed instructions in Spanish/English. Strong problem solving and multitasking skills are essential. Periodic domestic/seasonal travel to various farming sites will be required.
Working environments include field, laboratory and packing house.
Lipman R&D offers a competitive salary, attractive benefits package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
To apply, send resume/vitae and a cover letter indicating the position of interest to: