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.
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.
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.