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Pace International – Postharvest Fruit Physiology Technician

Posted by wendyej | January 9, 2020

General Description: Assist post-harvest biology scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research or assist in the conduct of research, including the collection of information and samples, such as fruit, plants, and plant material.
  • Analyze experimental data and interpret results to write reports and summaries of findings.
  • Keep detailed logs of all work-related activities.
  • Use computers, computer-interfaced equipment, robotics or high-technology industrial applications to perform work duties. • Clean, maintain and prepare supplies and work areas.
  • Set up, adjust, calibrate, clean, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory and field equipment.
  • Measure or weigh compounds and solutions for use in testing.
  • Isolate, identify and prepare samples.
  • Conduct standardized biochemical tests and laboratory analyses to evaluate the quantity or quality of fruit samples


  • B.S. in plant physiology, horticulture, or related field. M.S. in pre/post-harvest biology, horticulture, or related field is preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of standard office computer programs including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Solid and positive inter-personal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Working knowledge of general laboratory techniques and equipment including fruit quality/maturity analyses.
  • Knowledge of agriculture, tree fruit production, and post-harvest processes desired.
  • Ability to learn new techniques and instrumentation.
  • Good spoken and written English.
  • Solid mathematical skills required.
  • Strong logical and scientific abilities.


Visit online at: Pace International Carrer Opportunities

or Contact:

Nobuko Sugimoto, Ph.D.
Physiology manager
Pace International, LLC
5661 Branch Road, Wapato, WA 98951
Office: 925-357-6714
Cell: 509-314-0832

Washington State University