Research Assistant - India, West Bengal (N-24-40)

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The International Potato Center (CIP) is looking for a proactive Research Assistant who will conduct standard tissue culture protocols, encompassing the preparation of growth media, sterilization of explants, and periodic subculturing.

Key responsibilities:
The selected candidate will mainly focus on these tasks/responsibilities below:
  • Perform routine tissue culture procedures, including media preparation, explant sterilization, and subculturing.
  • Monitor and document the growth and development of tissue cultures.
  • Assist in the development and optimization of tissue culture protocols.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of the tissue culture laboratory.
  • Support senior research staff with experiments and data analysis.
  • Dispose of biohazardous materials in accordance with safety regulations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology, Botany, or a related field.
  • Some experience in a laboratory setting, preferably in tissue culture.
  • Basic understanding of aseptic techniques and laboratory practices.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to follow protocols accurately.
  • Good communication and teamwork skills.

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