Agronomy, Plant Biotechnology, Data Management And Analysis


Agronomy (large scale crop cultivation/plantation establishment & management), Managing & Coordinating activities across locations, Designing and execution of agriculture experiments, Data management & Analysis, Writing manuals/SOP’s/research papers, Documentation / reports,MIS & DSS, Research (Plant tissue culture / molecular biology/ analytical / phytochemical)

Work History

Assistant Manager (Research & Operations)


From July 2011

(A wholly owned subsidiary of JOil (S) Pte. Ltd.) - (July 2011 - Till date)
Assistant Manager (Research & Operations)
JOil is a Singapore based Plant biotechnology Company focused on the non - edible oil seed crop, Jatropha curcas. The oil of which is
converted into Bio-diesel. JOil is supported by Temasek Life science Laboratory, Tata Chemicals Limited, Toyoto Tsusho Corporation and other investors.
Key Deliverables:
Coordinating mass propagation of Jatropha curcas using plant tissue culture techniques
Liaising with partners, monitoring and reporting tissue culture related issues
Monitoring implementation of research process
Quality control checking and delivery of tissue culture plants
Coordinating and supervising multi location field trial activities
Conducting new trials as a part of physiological, analytical, agronomical or biotech research studies
Budget preparation for all site operations and agro technical activities
Designing and execution of agricultural experiments
Documentation, manual writing, sops, protocol generation, summaries and technical reports
Data management, compilation, statistical analysis and reporting
Developing MIS and DSS for upper management
Assisting in the order, purchase and maintenance of lab supplies and instruments
Liaising with suppliers and customers for field operations and marketing
Assisting in establishment and management of nursery and plantations
Organizing regular site activities and manpower management
Organizing and conducting training programs for operational staffs and supervisors

Assistant Manager - Bio-fuels


May 2009 - June 2011

Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL) is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on Living, Industry and Farm Essentials. Tata
Chemicals is the world's second largest producer of soda ash with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.
The company's Centre for Agri-Solutions and Technology provides advice on farming solutions and crop nutrition practices.
Key Deliverables:
Research trial development and execution
Liaising plant tissue culture activities with various companies
Monitoring production, stock updates and hardening process
Coordinating tissue culture in Jatropha curcas and field trials
Analyzing research data and produce manuals and documents
Establishing MIS, EPM and QFD for research and marketing
Biotechnology/Life science professional with 5 years of Rich experience in Research, Agronomy, Planning and Operations with Reputed Companies

Trainee - Rice Functional Genomics


July 2009 - December 2009

TLL is affiliated to the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University. TLL has a positive impact on the development of biotechnology industry in Singapore through collaborations and joint research ventures with local and international
partners. TLL specialties Cell Biology Research, Developmental Biology Research, Genome & Structural Biology Research, Molecular
Pathogenesis Research.
Key Deliverables:
Production of transgenic plants |2
GM technology
Extensive experience in molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation, PCR, colony PCR, Gel extraction,
Gene sequencing, Plasmid extraction & Plasmid culturing
Plant tissue culture techniques
Planning and organizing research activities

Plant Biotechnology including Plant tissue culture techniques, callus culture, media preparation, hardening
techniques, genetic modification technology, transgenic plants and phytochemical and anatomical studies
Molecular biology techniques and Analytical biochemistry including HPLC and GC techniques
Basic knowledge on immunotechnology, animal cell culture, cell biology, microbial techniques, bioprocess
technology and bioinformatics
Technical knowledge in plant tissue culture for various crops such as woody plants, ornamental crops, edible
crops, non edible crops and medicinal Plants
Planning, executing experiments in multiagronomic practices, coordinating multilocation trials, plantation
establishment and management, data management, statistical analysis and reporting

Qualifications & Certifications


Symbiosis centre for distance learning


Avinashilingam University


Calicut University

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