Lab Technician - Banana Biotechnology

Banana · Norwich, Norfolk
Department Banana
Employment Type Full-Time

About Tropic Biosciences

Based in Norwich (UK) and with a team of over 100 professionals, Tropic Biosciences is one of the world’s leading agricultural gene-editing companies. Our team is dedicated to the development and commercialization of high-performing varieties of tropical crops to provide significant benefits to growers, processors and consumers globally.

Tropic’s vision is to become a dominant seed business with significant ownership of its products from the laboratory to the field, while maintaining constructive relationships with growers and consumers based on transparency and trust.


What we are looking for

As we continue to grow, we are recruiting a Lab Technician to join our Banana Biotechnology team at Tropic Biosciences to work in the production of novel improved banana varieties. Your role will be to work in our dedicated tissue culture lab and support the production and maintenance of sterile in vitro banana plantlets. This job will suit you if you have excellent manual skills and are comfortable with working in a repetitive environment, where efficiency, precision and attention to detail are essential.

The role is available to all levels, from entry to experienced, and as full training will be provided, no previous knowledge of Plant Science or lab work is required. We are looking for someone with the right attitude and willingness to get stuck in and who fits in with the culture we have at Tropic.


Key responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Maintenance of in vitro plant material
  • Labelling and recording all processed samples
  • Handling large numbers of sterile cultures


Qualifications, knowledge, and key required skills

  • Ability to follow SOPs repeatedly to the correct standard.
  • Work well as part of a fast-paced manufacture and production environment
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently where required
  • Accuracy in records keeping
  • Great communication skills
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude


Additional Information

  • Job Location – Norwich UK
  • Time Requirement - Full time position
  • Compensation – We offer a competitive compensation package to successful candidates.
  • Benefits – 25 days annual leave, Private Medical Insurance through Vitality, 4% employer contribution to pension, day to day cash back off of medical expenses, Group Income protection scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, good learning and training opportunities, social events throughout the year.

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