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Job Title : Assistant Manager/ Manager – Agro ( Plant Tissue Culture)

Females ONLY

Experience : 3 – 8 Years

Location : Ludhiana

Job Description :

  • Ensure world class standards are being maintained in TC Lab of the Potato Seed Lab facility
  • Ensure proper handling and maintenance of potato germplasm in the seed Lab repository
  • Multiplication of the FL varieties plantlets as per AOP Plan
  • Lead the innovation agenda in TC Lab to bring about the productivity by reducing the process loss
  • Collaborate with Global PepsiCo Potato Research Institute /CPRI Shimla and BCIL New Delhi for meeting the accredited TC lab norms
  • Lead the TPM agenda in the TC Lab function by coordinating with TPM manager
  • Accountabilities list in priority order the main accountabilities/deliverables of the role, including key measures. These should be clearly the responsibilities of the JOB HOLDER.

Ensure world class standards are being maintained in TC Lab of the Potato Seed Lab facility

  • Ensure proper hygiene and sanitation measures are being undertaken in lab on day to day basis
  • Bring about the improvements in upgrading the sanitation system of the TC Lab
  • Carrying out of proper fumigation as per standard protocol
  • Maintenance of documentation on standards sanitation processes & records

Ensure proper handling and maintenance of potato germplasm in the seed Lab repository

  • To maintain the exotic potato germplasm in the long term and short term repository of the facility
  • To coordinate with TC lab team and make a 6 month schedule for its sub-culturing & maintenance
  • Maintain the records on germplasm as per PepsiCo internal audits

Multiplication of Plantlets of Potato varieties as per AOP

  • Work with facility manager and understand the AOP plan on plantlet requirements to deliver mini tuber to maintain the seed pipe line and export requirement
  • Submission of plan for plantlets production to the facility manager to deliver the AOP numbers
  • Carrying out the hardening process of the plantlets produced in TC Lab
  • Handing over the optimum size and hardened plantlets to Manager Green Houses
  • Record keeping and updating to the commercial manager on transfer of plantlets from
  • Lab to hardening chamber and from hardening chamber to Green Houses
  • Maintain all the record as per audit requirement

Lead the innovation agenda in TC Lab to bring about the productivity by reducing the process loss

  • To make a hypothetical plan on process improvement in TC Lab and discuss with team & facility manager
  • To carry out the experiments on pilot scale on enhancing the productivity in TC lab and quality improvements of the plantlets
  • Sharing of the experimentation results with team and facility manager

Collaborate with Global PepsiCo Potato Research Institute /CPRI Shimla and BCIL New Delhi for meeting the accredited TC lab norms

  • To align with CPRI ( Central Potato Research Institute) for Potato germplasm testing for genetic fidelity & virus indexing to maintain virus free pure potato germplasm in the repository
  • Periodical mother stock virus indexing and DNAFP from ATL Lab of CPRI
  • To coordinate with BCIL and submit the documents at required frequency with them
  • To coordinate with BCIL on renewal of the accreditation of the lab
  • To coordinate with PepsiCo Potato Research Institute to bring about the new technologies/process for improvement in processes of Lab

Lead the TPM agenda in the TC Lab function by coordinating with TPM manager

  • To Lead the TPM in the TC lab by coordinating with TPM manager of Zahura/Channo
  • To train the casuals working in the lab on TPM

Long Term Objectives :

  • Contributing towards effectiveness of own department :
  • Build the own capability on technical knowhow for virus indexing and DNAFP by working with Pathology Lab Manager
  • Develop the SOP and frequent modification after every innovation /improvement
  • Participating actively in team meetings to analyze short falls, problems, concern areas with others and developing action plans
  • Implementing action plans
  • Understanding, supporting and resolving problems of other team members
  • Developing and maintaining service orientation in the department
  • Working on AOP & proposal for improving presentation skills.

Learning continuously and upgrading own abilities :

  • Seeking feedback from team members and higher management
  • Reflecting on own competencies and possible gaps
  • Setting learning goals
  • Monitoring implementation of these goals
  • Continuously updating knowledge from external environment

Desired Candidate Profile :

  • Candidate must have lab handling, Lab controls/ Lab procedures  experience.
  • Also, Should have working knowledge on Plant Tissue Culture.
  • PG – MS/M.Sc(Science) – Any Specialization, Biotechnology

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