Tissue Culture Lead


San Juan Bautista, CA, EE.UU. - Intermediate vocational education (Jornada completa)

Tissue Culture Lead

Enza Zaden USA in San Juan Bautista, CA is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team.

What will you do?

As a Tissue Culture Lead you will provide support in the execution of the tissue culture program at our Research and Development station. You will be responsible for coordinating, preparing, and supporting the execution of program activities and data collection.

  • Records all routine results of the department/crop/productions in designated systems, signaling abnormalities and proposing solutions.
  • Reads, understands, interprets, applies and selects all protocols for the tests/productions to be executed, signals error and proposes improvements.
  • Produces and multiplies plants under sterile conditions. Executes all steps including sterilizing plant material, tissue culture and transplanting to soil.
  • Monitors plates for fungal and bacterial contamination and transfers material to clean plates where necessary.
  • Coordinates tissue culture related activities with breeding and operation teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Your power

You are someone who takes initiative, recognizes opportunities and is a great communicator. You are research minded and interested in working in the seed sector. You are organized and follow safety procedures. You can work independently, but you are also able to work in a cross-functional teams and intercultural project teams.

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in agricultural science, horticultural or plant science is desired. Relevant experience may also be considered in lieu of BS.
  • 3 to 5 years of training and experience relevant to the job.
  • A thorough understanding of English, both verbal and written is required.
  • The ability to speak and understand Spanish is highly desired.
  • Have basic knowledge and practice of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Teams, Excel, Power Point, Word).
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Pay Range: $20 - $24 hourly.

Our power

Enza Zaden is a vegetable breeding company that develops vegetable varieties. We produce and sell the seeds of these varieties all over the world. Both for conventional and organic growers. In order to explain this properly (and as briefly as possible) we have made an animation.
For more than 80 years we are working with the best that nature offers. We support this with state-of-the-art technologies to speed up our breeding process. That is really necessary, because currently the development of a new vegetable variety takes up 6 to 10 years.
The results? Strong, healthy, tasty, and climate-proof vegetable varieties with higher yield per square meter and less need of crop protection products or fertilizer.
Our strength? More than 2000 passionate colleagues worldwide working together on the vegetables of tomorrow. Therefore, we continuously invest in knowledge and skills!.


Please submit your cover letter and submit via this link.