Associate Commercial Breeder

Website Phytelligence, Inc.

Smart Agriculture

Position summary: Working with the Head of Commercial Breeding, this position is responsible for developing and evaluating novel varieties for various crops to determine potential for commercialization.

Key Responsibilities: 

  1.  Develop crossing plans, perform crosses and seedling populations. Perform phenotyping and genotyping for selecting desirable individuals.
  2. Develop genetic resources and populations for development and deployment of molecular markers.
  3. Work with genetics team to utilize molecular markers for parents and seedling selection
  4. Work with customer priorities to identify desirable traits and strategies to integrate them into commercial releases.
  5. Assist in planning, budgeting, and managing assigned breeding programs at Phytelligence
  6. Lead or assist in grant writing for any commodity or commercialization related grant opportunities

 

Qualifications:


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  • PhD in plant sciences or genetics with a track record of developing and/or commercializing new crop varieties
  • Demonstrated experience with apple, pear, cherry or grape plants
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and collaborate with a team
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and make decisions in a timely manner

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]