Position:  Scientist, Tissue Culture Production Facility (Portland, Oregon)

Reports to:  Science Lead

Feel the satisfaction of making a difference. The work we love to do has a direct influence on the future of agriculture and the success of the company.  Help define your future and ours as we scale the company for global impact.  We’re just getting started, and the possibilities are endless.

Position purpose:  This position owns the propagation and protocol optimization of specific crops to ensure delivery of high quality plantlets to the Greenhouse and ultimately our customers by working in a team setting to develop new protocols, and the continuous improvement of existing protocols and procedures

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct activities that require specialized knowledge and the broad application of tissue culture, micro-propagation and initiation techniques
  • Plan, design, coordinate and implement experiments and research plans for specific crops or projects
  • Use in-depth knowledge of tissue culture media formulations and micro-propagation techniques for the continuous discovery and development of technologies, procedures, and products
  • Develop work plans and drive execution by mentoring staff and monitoring project progress
  • Contribute to the production pipeline with hands-on laboratory work
  • Take initiative in keeping current with literature in areas of assignment
  • Assume supervisory responsibility as needed

Qualifications:

  • PhD in plant biology, cell biology, plant physiology, horticulture or related field and/or at least 10 years of progressive responsibilities in plant tissue culture or micro-propagation
  • Ability to solve problems through deductive reasoning and the application of scientific principles
  • Capable of design and interpretation of scientific experiments
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain project notes and compile and present reports
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Possess effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to focus on meeting the needs of internal customers
  • Willingness and capacity to learn and acquire relevant new skill sets

To apply, submit cover letter and resume to careers@phytelligence.com