Project manager - Trait Genetics (H/F)
1d ago


R & D - Development Projects

Job title

Project manager - Trait Genetics (H / F)

Main Goal

In accordance with the Company strategy, the Trait Geneticist contributes to the definition of the most efficient strategy to address trait discovery and deployment for Asian crops.

In collaboration with an international multidisciplinary team including breeders and experts in Pathology, Genomics, Bioanalysis and Statistics, the Trait Geneticist deciphers trait genetics and develops associated molecular breeding tools improving selection methods and accelerating genetic gain.

Job description

  • To participate in projects from initiation to delivery of readily-usable breeding tools or trait-specific genetic information, with a focus on disease resistance
  • To lead the validation and consolidation of trait genetic information and propose and set up strategies for effective novel trait deployment
  • To coach and support breeders to facilitate the implementation of new molecular breeding methods
  • As a link with commercial breeding programs, to contribute to the deployment of novel traits, new breeding tools and accelerate genetic gain
  • To facilitate the transfer of tools and methods designed for improving efficiency of breeding and speed to market to the research application teams
  • To identify and propose external collaborations with world-class experts to accelerate trait discovery and tool development
  • To develop intellectual property protection as appropriate and maintain awareness of intellectual property environment
  • Profile

    Location : Bangalore (India) or Khon Kaen (Thailand). It is open in both locations. Please, do not consider the location above "New Delhi".

  • Highly motivated candidate with strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and leadership skills and an ability to work in cross-
  • functional team settings in a multicultural environment

  • PhD in Biological Science, in a relevant field of plant quantitative genetics or molecular breeding
  • At least 5 years of successful experience. Experience in private business is a plus
  • The position requires strong knowledge in plant breeding and experience with the use of molecular technologies in plant breeding, and analysis of genotyping and phenotyping data sets for the development of molecular markers, genetic linkage maps and association mapping
  • Knowledge and experience in plant pathology is a significant plus
  • Fluent in written and oral English language is essential
  • Requires 25% travel, both domestically and internationally
  • Ability to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team
  • Candidate criteria

    Minimum level of experience required

    5 years or more

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