8/10/12 – Biotech Greenhouse Associate

Accentuate Staffing is look for a Biotech Greenhouse Associate. Under the supervision of the Greenhouse Manager or the Senior Specialist, the candidate will be part of a team that will be responsible for the seeding, maintenance, propagation and transfections of plants in a state of the art greenhouse. He or she will also provide critical support in the operation and maintenance of the greenhouse. The candidate will be responsible for documenting all results in support of manufacturing operations and following written procedures.

Responsibilities

Follow strict SOPs and work instructions for all greenhouse operations

Perform seeding, thinning, transplanting, transfecting and harvesting of plants

Perform fertilization and irrigation of plants in greenhouses and environmental chambers

Perform support operations in the greenhouse: production of growth substrates and fertilizing solutions, cleaning tables and work areas, assessing plant growth

Recording data in batch records to support production of vaccines

Follow procedures for containment practices applicable to transgenic organisms

Operate in a safe and professional manner

Requirements

Training or experience in horticulture or other related field

Good observation skills and good manual dexterity

Ability to work well as part of a team and perform a variety of duties with minimal supervision

Good organizational skills and excellent documentation skills including the ability to adhere to detailed operating procedures

Knowledge of cGMP or GLP principles is an advantage

Experience with greenhouse automation a plus

Requires an associates or bachelors degree in plant biology, biology, horticulture, agronomy or equivalent or a HS degree and experience in a plant production environment