Position: Media Lead – Portland, Oregon

Reports to: Director of Lab Operations

Position Summary: This position will manage a team producing plant micropropagation media safely and efficiently in a high-throughput production environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead media team, providing supervision and feedback to media team members
  • Ensure media production is safe, accurate, efficient and on time
  • Develop and implement a thorough media quality control program
  • Provide technical knowledge in designing and establishing a high throughput media production system
  • Evaluate and implement continuous process improvements for the media production process
  • Troubleshoot problems that arise and provide clear direction for resolution, providing evidence-based root cause analysis when appropriate
  • Develop a thorough communications plan for media team activity
  • Ensure chemical handling and storage procedures are in full compliance with state and federal regulations
  • Order chemicals and supplies for media production


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent plus a minimum of two years’ experience managing media production
  • Clear understanding of chemical hygiene and safety
  • Clear understanding of sterile technique
  • Ability to provide motivation and clear direction
  • Ability to troubleshoot and make thoughtful, timely decisions
  • Ability to evaluate performance and clearly communicate successes and opportunities for improvement to team members
  • Ability to quickly communicate concerns to Lab Director and Scientific staff
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Follow all safety procedures

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to careers@phytelligence.com