Monsanto Biotechnology analyst in LICHTENBURG, South Africa


Main Objective

Responsible for genetic quality tests and other supportive functions in the laboratory, managing the work load of seed analysts and temporary labour in the lab to ensuring availability of results.

Specific Functions

  • Preparing of GMO samples for protein extraction on a daily basis

  • Testing of BT trait purity for the presence of BT gene

  • Running of the Labware LIMS program for Elisa performed

  • Transfer recorded results into SAP system

  • Track all samples and results progress.

  • Evaluate RR samples according to ISTA rules

  • Testing grinded conventional seeds for adventitious presence.

  • Follow QMS system for the laboratory

  • Prepare, pack and record GMO and Non GMO samples for exporting purposes.

  • AP tests and keeping track of all these samples for results and record keeping purposes.

  • Conform to GLP principals and other prescribed quality systems and relevant regulations

  • To ensure all relevant information is supplied timeously and accurately.

  • Participate in new testing protocols in line with specialization, example active ingredient loading test, related to business needs

  • To assist the laboratory manager to ensure total quality according to customer needs.

  • Participate in Global projects and surveys


· MSc degree or higher in Biochemistry, Microbiology or relevant field

· Experience of quantitative and qualitative analysis of biological samples

· Reasonable knowledge and practical experience with ISO and GLP (Good Laboratory Practice)

· Computer Literacy

· Bilingual

· Knowledge of SAP



· Results orientated

· Relationships and networking (Communicational skills)

· Organizational (Planning skills)

· Analytical skills

· Reliability

· Disciplined

· Manage challenges and handle work pressure well


· Practical course in seed analysis

· Three years’ experience in a seed laboratory

· Knowledge of both seed physiology and seed genetics


· Position is based in Lichtenburg.

· Occasional travel (local and international) for meetings and training is required.

· The ability to fit within the Monsanto culture and work ethic.

Organization: GLB SC Seed Quality51124893_

Title: Biotechnology analyst

Location: Africa-South Africa-Lichtenburg-Lichtenburg

Requisition ID: 01NZ8

Job: Quality Assurance/Quality Control

Schedule: Full-time

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