1. Job Description

A highly motivated and experienced individual required to run a Molecular Biology lab with a newly established world class plant Tissue Culture Facility.The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing research and executing methodologies for plant tissue culture to achieve production goals. He/She will be responsible for managing all laboratory and greenhouse technicians and supervisors, maintaining accurate inventories, executing set production plans and meeting set client orders. This position therefore requires a hands-on approach.
2. Position Reports to: Assistant General Manager -Research & Extension
3. Primary Responsibilities
3.1 Design molecular or cellular laboratory experiments, oversee their execution, and interpret results.
3.2 Compile and analyze molecular or cellular experimental data and adjust experimental designs as necessary.
3.3 Conduct applied research aimed at improvements in areas such as disease testing and crop quality
3.4 Establishing methodologies for the micropropagation of various plant material.
3.5 Ensuring timely production cycles, reduced contamination levels and end to end traceability of all plantlets dispatched from the lab.
3.6 Developing and implementing laboratory/ greenhouse protocols that enable maximum production.
3.7 Providing technical guidance to all laboratory and greenhouse staff
3.8 Setting goals and conducting performance evaluations for all staff members
3.9 Maintaining detailed and organized records of
project data and other materials as needed.
3.10 Establishing and following up on laboratory and greenhouse safety protocols
3.11 Any other duties as assigned
4. Desired Attributes
4.1 Excellent organizational, communication and problem-solving skills.
4.2 Positive attitude, creativity, innovation, drive and enthusiasm.
4.3 Tenacity and independent decision-making ability to make the proper decisions that will result in the achievement of company goals
4.4 Exceptional computer skills to enable setting of the required systems.
4.5 Experience in aseptic techniques, microbial systems, microbial culturing, standard molecular biology techniques, cloning, sequence analysis

5. Qualifications

5.1 Degree in Molecular Biology or equivalent
5.2 At least five (5) years of previous experience in a Molecular Biology Laboratory in a supervisory position.
6. Contact:
Interested candidates should submit application with detailed CV, certified copies of academic and professional qualifications to the Head Human Resources on tobres@kutsaga.co.zw no later than 30 September 2019

Created: September 22, 2019
Category: Applied Sciences, Aviation
Location: Harare
Expiry Date: Sept. 30, 2019

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