Ikwirir Area – Tanzania: Our client is looking for a Tissue Culture Laboratory Manager (Banana) to join the team.

Only candidates with the relevant experience will be considered.


  • Bachelor’s degree in plant science, horticulture, or a similar plant discipline.
  • 2-3 years of experience in tissue culture laboratory operations.
  • Experience working in a greenhouse environment is desired.
  • Strong understanding of fundamental chemistry and aseptic culture techniques.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and willingness to take on additional responsibilities as needed.
  • Highly self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable, with a passion for technology and innovation.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to work on-site in Ikwirir, Tanzania, 100% of the time.


  • Manage tissue culture operations to support banana seed programs, ensuring efficient production and duplication of plant material.
  • Management of the tissue culture lab and green houses.
  • Oversee the greenhouse acclimatization of tissue culture-derived seedlings, maintaining optimal growing conditions for healthy plant development.
  • Supervise laboratory and greenhouse personnel, providing leadership, guidance, and support to ensure adherence to protocols and safety procedures.
  • Train and manage tissue culture personnel in aseptic culture techniques and safety protocols to maintain high standards of cleanliness and contamination control.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement, waste reduction, and cost optimization to enhance operational efficiency.
  • Maintain health and safety standards at a high level throughout the department, ensuring compliance with regulations and best practices.
  • Management of a staff of over 200.
  • Sourcing and supply of materials to support lab.
  • And design support for the lab and green houses.

ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted.

To apply CLICK THIS LINK and upload your CV https://webapp.placementpartner.com/wi/vacancy/?id=farm&VacRef=FM001871&preview=349dd379a1280bc28d0071aec6cd542b