Genomic Selection Manager

Job ID: J3L4DQ6GFDZS1SXY9VT
Job date: 2016-11-15

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Job Description:

Job Responsibility:
  • Evaluate, develop and promote breeding strategies using Marker Assisted and Genomic Selection (GS)
  • Coordinate GS Breeding strategies with breeders and other supporting areas
  • Conduct breeding trials to evaluate GS alternatives
  • Establish molecular breeding steps in agreement with the breeders
  • Monitor the progress of the implementation of GS at different stages of the inbreeding program, selection and trialing
  • Lead researchers for developing and interpreting molecular data needed to enable GS
  • Coordinate with breeders, statisticians and database managers the capture, upload and storage of all data necessary to implement successful GS strategies
  • Interact with the statistical group to develop the necessary tools and analyses for GS
  • Interact with Public and University Research Groups working in Genomic Prediction applied to Plant Breeding
Job Requirements: 

  • MSc (Ag) (preferred PhD) in Plant Breeding, Genetics, Molecular Genetics/Breeding or related field of study
Experience & Desired Skills: 
  • Seven to ten years of breeding experience in seed industry
  • Experience in applying GS to plant breeding programs
  • Excellent organizational skills and project management
  • Team worker – ability to develop and foster teams and teamwork
  • Persuasive Communication – both in public and private environments
  • Leadership – ability to lead and manage support staff within a complex business environment
  • Analytical and Decision-making
  • Cultural Sensitivity


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Advanta US is an operating unit of Advanta, a global seed company that combines the most advanced techniques in conventional plant breeding with biotechnology to deliver world-class seed. We are an international leader in the research, development, production, processing, marketing and sale of high-performance agricultural seeds.

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