Project Manager – Trait Genetics – India/Thailand

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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Agriculture & Related
  • Deadline:
    December 24, 2019


HM.CLAUSE, an  international business unit of Limagrain Group, is one of the leading Vegetable Seed Companies specialized in breeding, production and commercialization of innovative varieties for professional growers worldwide. A third of our employees are working in an international and interdisciplinary environment in the R&D division. In this context, the trait genetics project manager, part of the Trait & Technologies Team, will contribute to multidisciplinary projects in collaboration with, other Trait & Technologies domains (pathology, genomics, metabolomics, bioinformatics), Breeding and Research Support for trait elucidation and deployment in commercial breeding programs in Asia. Our international and interdisciplinary work environment offers a range of possibilities to motivated, qualified people with excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.


The job main Objectives:

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.

The primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • 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.


Candidate Information:

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

We are looking for a 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.


Experience 5-15 YRS
Qualification PhD in Biological Science