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Plant Cell Specialist

Hertfordshire   •  £40000 - £55000 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

A sustainable agricultural start-up has an exciting opportunity for a Plant Cell Specialist to join its growing team. You will grow the company tissue culture and cell culture expertise, with a focus on working with plant cells. You will develop specific protocols for working with different varieties and plant tissues, including plantlet regeneration from single cells. You will have a PhD/MSc or multiple years of experience in Plant Cell Biology and Plant Cell and Tissue Culture

Role Duties

  • Set up and optimise plant tissue culture methods for the propagation and culture of mother plants
  • Develop Regeneration protocols for plant cells in a variety of agronomically important species
  • Develop efficient protocols for isolation and regeneration of single cells and protoplasts, not only from model plants but also for recalcitrant crops
  • Support Discovery and Implementation Scientists with cell focused methods


  • PhD/MSc or multiple years of experience in Plant Cell Biology and Plant Cell and Tissue Culture
  • Strong knowledge and background of cell biology, plant physiology and microscopy
  • Experience to develop protocols for plant regeneration from different species & tissues, not only in model crops but also in recalcitrant species.
  • Experience working in a sterile environment.
  • Self-driven with effective time management and multitasking capability.
  • A hands-on attitude with observation patience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication & ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent documentation, IT & numerical skills
  • Ability to work in a results-driven environment

You get extra points if you:

  • Have previously demonstrated skills in cell biology and plant regeneration of a recalcitrant crop
  • Have previously worked with protoplasts in plant transformation or gene editing
  • Proficiently use a Laboratory Information Management System
  • Have experience working in a start-up company
  • Love plants as much as we do and have a green thumb

You must have the right to work in the UK. Learn more

  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 7144
  • Posted: 19th November 2021
  • Expires: 17th December 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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