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Research Technician

Central Garden & Pet Albany Full-Time
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Our Garden Segment is seeking a Research Technician to work at our Albany, OR location.  This position will assist with all local research operations, including lab, greenhouse and outside field responsibilities.

Central Garden & Pet Company (NASDAQ: CENT), a leading innovator, marketer and producer of quality branded products for the pet and lawn and garden supplies markets.  Please visit our website for additional information. URL blocked - click to apply


  • Assist setting up research grass seed plots, data collection, data entry and trial maintenance

  • Assist with the digital image analysis on the data collected and analyzed

  • Assist with the backend processing of data collection and analysis

  • Ensure that proper rates and procedures are followed for chemical applications

  • Ensure that all safety processes and procedures are followed

  • Maintain timely and accurate records of the chemicals applied


  • Associates or Bachelor of Science degree is preferred

  • Previous work experience within plant research or similar type research is preferred

  • Strong reading skills required to maintain a high level of accuracy in record-keeping and analysis; must excel in managing details and able to multi-task

  • Ability to bend and lift throughout the course of a normal workday; continuous bending/lifting during greenhouse and outdoor research plot projects

  • General knowledge of turf grass species is preferred

  • Works well with others in teams. Must be responsible, reliable and dependable in work habits and personal work ethic

  • Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft (word, excel and powerpoint)

  • Current and active Pesticide License preferred; will undertake licensing process within first 6 months of employment

  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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Founded in 1980 as a distribution company, through a combination of strategic acquisitions and internal investment, we have evolved our business into a portfolio of leading brands in the Lawn and Garden supplies and the Pet supplies industries.

Our brands are consistently recognized by customers and industry peers alike for innovation and quality.

Our award winning sales and logistics operations service all of the major retailers and have the ability to reach nearly every independent retailer nationwide.

We are driven to success. Retailers and consumers reward innovation, quality and service with loyalty and word-of-mouth praise.

If you are one of the more than 80% of American households that garden or the 60% that own a pet, visit your local retailer and look for brands from Central Garden & Pet.

Year in and year out, Central Garden & Pet's leading brands are awarded more awards than any other supplier in our specific industries.

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