Breeder, Watermelon

Breeder, Watermelon

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Job Description

  • Maintain and improve a product development portfolio in line with market segment requests and business planning, addressing short-, medium-, and long-term market segment needs.
  • Perform all tasks in a manner compliant with all safety and stewardship related company policies and practices.
  • Communicate effectively and regularly with peers and supervisors regarding status of projects and work activities, raise awareness of issues that could affect meeting project objectives and business goals.
  • Develop awareness of market needs for commercial products throughout APAC and Global market segments areas. Interactions with BTS and Product Development Specialist (PDS) colleagues to anticipate product performance gaps and contribute to a research plan to address these gaps. Continuous learning to understand changing market needs. Interaction with Sales/Commercial team to understand the nature of product performance. Provide information to these groups to assist them with their decision-making processes.
  • Develop expertise in crop biology, germplasm and critical trait priorities.
  • Contribute to crop strategy and product profiles development in relation with market segment teams.
  • Develop and deploy new breeding technologies and methods. Implement data driven decision in every part of the breeding program.
  • Using analytic and data science tools, predictive models for product selection and genomic selection.Prepare varieties market introduction by using imputation and environment modelling to support
  • best growing practices.
  • Prepare nurseries and yield trial experiments: Design current and future resource plans with key stakeholders. Responsible of nurseries and yield trial execution.
  • Provide meaningful input on hybrid advancement decisions. Work with market segment teams to ensure that appropriate selection criteria and target product profiles (TPP) are being applied.
  • Responsible for a quantitative assessment of pipeline performance in alignment with market needs: Generate reports/tables/charts to highlight to other functions and management how product performance is measured over time or in comparison to check hybrids in a current growing season. Determine rates of genetic gain for different product pipelines in Market segments through mining of phenotypic data.
  • Collaborate with Trait Development Leads and Genetic Scientists to identify and develop marker-trait associations, innovative traits, germplasm management: Participate actively to discovery projects.
  • Collect field notes on agronomic traits on inbred and hybrid traits.
  • Communicate project needs and issues with relevant Operations and trailing managers. Assist with nursery harvest and processing activities to improve quality of results.

  • PhD in Biotechnology or Plant Breeding is preferable
  • Experience in plant breeding is preferable
  • Experience of working as a part of international cross function team would be advantage
  • Able to go aboard for business trips (20%)
  • Good English skills
  • Good skills in large volume data management and statistics
  • Have research results or academic papers published in various journals would be advantage

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