POSITION SUMMARY

The Tissue Culture Technician will follow the production plan as directed by the Production Manager. This will involve strictly following SOP’s to cut and transfer plants to fresh medium, assisting with plant media production, employing sterile technique, capturing data for production-related activities, maintaining a clean workspace, monitor lab supplies, and other lab maintenance duties as directed.

Essential Functions:

  • Execute against production plan by following the SOP’s
  • Cut and transfer plants to fresh medium using aseptic/sterile technique
  • Dissect and test tissues or cells for viruses and other diseases
  • Prepare selected tissues or cells for reproduction
  • Assist with plant media preparation suitable for the species to be cloned
  • Data capture for KPI's, inventory management and data.
  • Maintain clean, sterile equipment and facility
  • Set up and operate equipment, including microscope, environmental chambers and centrigures

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Competencies: Detail oriented, accuracy, organization, problem-solving skills, team player, time management

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Education and Experience: HS diploma required, Bachelors of Science in horticulture, plant science, or biotechnology preferred but not required. No experience required, 1-2 years experience with plant tissue culture, nursery production, plant propagation, a sterile laboratory setting or some combination thereof is strongly preferred.

Computer Skills: Should be comfortable entering information in a spreadsheet or form.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Sit for long periods of time. Delicate, close-up work with hand tools for long periods of time. Good eyesight (may be corrected), Reach overhead or use step stool. Lift/Carry 1-25 lbs. Other Physical Requirements: Must wear PPE including but not limited to lab coat, gloves, eye protection, and face mask.