Marker Assisted Selection Research Scientist

Job ID: J3F3YT5YJ4FPNS6G47V
Job date: 2016-11-15

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Job Description:

Advanta US is an operating unit of Advanta, a global seed business that combines the most advanced techniques in conventional plant breeding with biotechnology to deliver world-class seed. Drawing on our global network of breeders and researchers, Advanta US is able to offer exclusive genetics and industry-leading hybrids in forage and grain sorghum. Primary Responsibility: Organize and execute the of application of DNA molecular markers in plant breeding programs from worldwide for Advanta Job duties:
  • Collect, analyze and report molecular marker data to the breeders
  • Provide service of marker assisted selection for breeding programs of sorghum, sunflower, corn, and canola
  • Use of high-throughput genotyping platforms oriented to Molecular Breeding, Genome Prediction and Molecular Mapping for research purposes
  • Participate in the organization of the logistics of reception and processing of plant tissue samples dispatched for the different breeding facilities worldwide Advanta
  • Coordinate with the breeders the type and timing of the genetic analysis requested by them
  • Conduct Chromosome Mapping projects
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations
Key role interactions:
  • Molecular Genetics Manager
  • Statistics and Data Management Leader
  • Molecular Breeding Leader
  • Crop Breeder Leaders
Job Requirements: 
  • Experience in & expert knowledge of Plant Genetics and Molecular Markers
  • Experience in applied plant breeding research
  • Excellent command of statistical methods in plant breeding/genetics
  • Strong in project management - proven track record in interdisciplinary project management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - ability to convince people
  • Excellent English language proficiency
Educational Background: 
  • Master’s Degree in Genetics or related fields within the Life Sciences with more than 5 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • PHD in Genetics or related fields within the Life Sciences preferred
Travel Requirements: 
  • Negligible
  • Possible local travel for various assignments and duties
Compensation:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience


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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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