Tissue Culture Scientist in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 10/17/2019

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Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for a Tissue Culture Scientist to join our Research and Development team in Marysville, OH.

This position will be based at The Scotts Miracle-Gro world headquarters in Marysville, a suburb of Columbus, OH.  Not familiar with Columbus? Visit columbusregion.com/columbus-2020/

The individual will be a key contributor in setting up a tissue culture lab, developing tissue culture methods for the breeding program and clean stock business. We are searching for a highly talented individual with a demonstrated track record of success in plant transformation technologies (Agrobacterium and Biolistic mediated transformation of variety of plant species).  

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Continue to improve methodologies for somatic embryogenesis, direct regeneration, micropropagation and germplasm cleaning
  • Implement the optimized protocol for the in vitro propagation of certain varieties
  • Train technical personnel to perform plant tissue culture procedures aseptically in a sterile work environment; maintain overall lab organization and tidiness; prepare stock solutions and tissue culture media according to the media schedule
  • Maintain and expand tissue culture collection; monitor overall plant health in culture collection
  • Troubleshoot when necessary to optimize culture growth and address problems immediately 
  • Maintain detailed and organized records of project data and other materials as needed
  • Write and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Prior experience with sterile technique, initiations, and new crop build-ups.
  • At least MS degree in Microbiology, Biotechnology, Biology, Cell Biology or other relevant scientific discipline; minimum 5 years of laboratory experience
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge and competency in plant tissue culture and biotechnologies
  • Must be able to keep accurate and detailed records of all research operations
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced, high throughput environment
  • Ability to develop, optimize and implement transformation technologies
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision or collaboratively as part of a team on larger projects
  • Excellent organization skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with hemp is desired.

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
  • Onsite wellness center which includes: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office. 
  • Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
  • 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).
  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.
  • Generous holiday, vacation and volunteer days!

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.