Work closely with the production leadership team to identify opportunities for scaling and expanding cell biology production process by addressing rate limiting steps through improved protocol development.
Identify ways to improve process efficiency and collaborate with development teams to transfer new technologies to the gene editing production pipeline.
Help design, validate, and implement automated process leading to the reduction of manual cell line handling.
Capable of troubleshooting tissue culture related procedures, identifying process gaps and participating in all steps of standard operating procedure development.
Interrogating Cell biology production metrics to identify improvement opportunities.
Screening of new varieties in preproduction runs to determine the conditions to move them forward to the production team
Develop or enable methods to improve cell division, micro callus formation, callus growth and sampling efficiency
Evaluate RTDS reagents for new and existing gene targets
Provide leadership through direct and indirect influence, training, and coaching of team members within the organizational structure.
Training of Tech Transfer team and preparation/updating of SOPs. Training production team(s) on validated methods.
Enable success of up- and down- stream activities in gene editing production system through cross-functional, matrixed collaboration.
The candidate must have good theoretical and working knowledge of cell biology, preferably plant cell biology and tissue culture techniques.
Experience with plant cell/tissue culture methods, as well as shoot regeneration through somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis
Experience with laboratory information management systems, inventory management and database development.
Leads by example and willing to work side-by-side with reports while using positive strategies to establish a professional environment of trust, respect, and collaboration.