International Job vacancy: Plant Tissue Culture Specialist

Researcher checks on the health status of banana in vitro cultures (credits: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

International Job vacancy: Plant Tissue Culture Specialist

Deko Holding is manufacturer and exporter of Agri-Food products. We are looking to recruit a Plant Tissue Culture Specialist who will lead our Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory.

This will be a challenging position with significant autonomy and responsibility for managing the Tissue Culture Lab.

This position will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will supervise a lab staff.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

1. The Tissue Culture Specialist’s primary responsibility will be to produce sufficient numbers of plantlets for our commercial plantations.
High throughput axenic plant multiplication of sugarcane, soybean, castor bean, cassava, banana and other crops
Maintenance of variety and line identity and purity
Scheduling staff and ordering supplies
Maintain complete records of accessions, certification testing, and inventories
Maintain a clone bank of >100 lines
2. Continuous improvement and innovation of tissue culture techniques for sugarcane, soybean, castor bean, cassava, banana and potential new crops
Stay current on new developments in plant tissue culture
Develop and validate optimal techniques which may include differences among varieties
Maintain written Standard Operating Procedures for all activities
Train staff in plant tissue culture technique and evaluate performance of self and others
Investigate new crop opportunities for both tissue culture and commercial plantations

Potential for advancement
The Tissue Culture Specialist will have complete responsibility for the Tissue Culture Laboratory. Opportunities for advancement into Senior Management position exist within our Group.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills. Deko Holding has a complete fringe benefits package including health insurance, annual bonus, housing and profit sharing.

Position Qualifications
Experience with plant tissue culture required, specific experience in sugarcane, soybean, castor bean, banana or cassava preferred
Strong professional contacts in the plant tissue culture community to discover new opportunities in alternative crops, production systems, etc.
Excellent written and oral communication skills including ability to train and work with operational staff.
Superior organizational and project management skills
Experience in leading and managing people
Self motivated and driven to innovate!

Deadline: 31 December 2018

Please email your application which emphasized your past experiences related to the above topics to our Consulting Firm in charge of our recruitment:

Smart International Consulting
Email:info@smartconsulting.asia
Skype: adalidda
WhatsApp / Telegram: +85577778919
Web: https://smartconsulting.asia

 

Researcher checks on the health status of banana in vitro cultures (credits: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

Researcher checks on the health status of banana in vitro cultures (credits: International Institute of Tropical Agriculture / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))