ABOUT THE ROLE...

We are currently seeking a Soybean Breeder to plan, manage and support the delivery of projects that will improve the performance of our soybean germplasm and varieties.

AS A SOYBEAN BREEDING LEAD, YOU WILL…

  • Provide leadership to the soybean breeding team. Responsible for the product development workstream within the project.
  • Manage breeding pipeline from product concept through variety development
  • Measure and monitor key performance indicators relative to pipeline performance and program efficiency. Leverage performance metrics and benchmarking to constantly improve efficiency of germplasm improvement (genetic gain and cost)
  • Ensure appropriate technology integration in germplasm improvement projects and product development processes
  • Work with Crop Science, Pre-commercial and Product Management to support stage line promotion decisions
  • Partner with Genetic Scientists to support development and implementation of Traits & Molecular Breeding efforts

YOU BRING…

  • PhD in Plant Breeding or related discipline
  • Knowledge and experience in methods and theory of plant breeding, bioinformatics, genetics, and next-generation sequencing data
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing projects and experience in project management principles
  • Proven ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work in the US without visa sponsorship

 

BONUS QUALIFICATIONS…

  • Experience in the application of molecular technologies to product development including Marker Assisted Breeding (MAB) and Genome Wide Selection (GWS)
  • Experience working in big dataset and using data analytics applied to plant breeding
  • Programming experience in conducting genetic and statistical analyses

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