Laboratory Assistant

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
16 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

  • Will be responsible for executing methodologies for plant tissue culture and micro propagation cloning activities.
  • Perform tissue culture and micro propagation methodologies for mass scale clone production.
  • Help execute cultivation methods for efficient, high-throughout propagation.
  • Maintenance of glassware and of culture media stock for production.
  • Familiarity with autoclaves, centrifuge, incubator, laminar flow hood, analytical balances.
  • Operation of laboratory equipment in a safe manner.
  • Assure cleanliness of glassware, plastic ware, and other supplies as needed.

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor degree in Plant Science or related field.

Preferred Qualification

  • Excellent listening skills, ability to follow protocols, willingness to learn new skills, and detail oriented.
  • Experience producing clones in commercial nursery.
  • Prior experience with sterile technique and maintaining plant tissue culture.
  • Working familiarity with the maintenance and archiving of laboratory documents, SOP’s including electronic record keeping, and electronic inventory management.
  • Must have excellent organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to perform delicate work with small hand tools for long periods of time.

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience

  • 1-2 years’ experience with plant tissue culture, nursery production, plant propagation, a sterile laboratory setting or some combination thereof is strongly preferred.
  • Sets up, operates and maintains laboratory equipment and apparatus. Modifies equipment according to experiments specification and requirements.
  • Optimization of plant production techniques / protocols and maintenance of general laboratory cleanliness, organization and safety.
  • Other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Division Date Palm Research&Development.Unit

Department Date Palm Research&Development.Unit

Job Close Date 21-10-2020

Job Category Staff