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Process Development Officer - Tissue Culture

Date Posted
9th June 2017
Reference
VAC-26027
Sector
Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing, Consulting & Project Management
Job Type
Permanent
Location
Kingston
Salary
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The Process Development Officer—Tissue Culture primary responsibility will be to produce sufficient number of plantlets to fulfil client orders or for general use.

Job Description

Education & Experience

  • MSc in Horticulture, Biotechnology or related field. 
  • Proficiency in computer software applications including Microsoft Suite applications. 
  • Training in Project Management/Proposal Writing/Technical Reports 
  • Experience with plant tissue culture required. 
  • Technical knowledge of propagations materials, equipment and methods. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including ability to train and work with team members. 
  • Experience in leading and managing people 
  • At least three (3) years relevant post qualification experience. 


Key Functions

  • Produce sufficient number of plantlets to fulfil client orders for general scale processes. 
  • High throughput plant multiplication of several agricultural and horticulture crops. 
  • Stay current on new developments in plant tissue culture. 
  • Investigate new crop opportunities for both tissue culture and shade house. 
  • Carries out field surveys and technical/environmental assessments. 
  • Prepares technical papers and/or articles for peer review journals. 
  • Provide technical leadership, assistance and consultation to co-workers, project teams, clients and other individuals/committees of the Scientific Research Council 

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