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Cucumber Pre Breeder (M/F)


Vacancy details

General information

Organisation

The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.
As a global leader in the vegetable seeds industry, Hazera, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, brings you expertise, commitment and support founded on the legacies of Hazera Genetics and Nickerson-Zwaan. Combining decades of experience with state-of-the-art technology, we breed, develop, produce and market varieties and seeds in a wide range of vegetable crops around the world.  

Reference number

2018-2246  

Location

Company

HAZERA SEEDS LTD

Local contract

Local contract only

Job details

Function

R & D - Breeding

Job title

Cucumber Pre Breeder (M/F)

Business Unit

Hazera

Employment Type

Regular Full-Time

Contractual hours

Full-time

Main Goal

The main mission of the cucumber pre-breeder is to support varietal creation and innovation in collaboration with LVS breeding and technology teams. The cucumber Pre Breeder will propose and lead Limagrain Vegetable Seeds upstream research projects on cucumber to transfer improved and novel genetic material to the breeding teams.

The position reports to the Team Leader Breeding Technology Cucurbits & Pepper

Job description

* Collect, maintain and characterize genetic resources

* Identify innovative traits in collaboration with breeders

* Manage a small team

* Develop new phenotyping methodologies for selected traits

* Lead/participate trait projects in close collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams (breeding, pathology, markers, genomics)

* Genetic trait dissection selecting the most relevant approaches and generating appropriate populations

* Coordinate cucumber pre-breeding projects between Limagrain Vegetable Seeds and external partners

* Monitor technological developments in terms of general and fundamental pre-breeding knowledge in collaboration with other LVS pre-breeders

Profile

* Scientific degree specialized in Genetics/Breeding (Master's, PhD)

* Good knowledge of population, quantitative and molecular genetics applied to plant improvement

* Knowledge in pathology and physiology

* Genuine field and plant observation interest

* Knowledge in data statistical analyses

* Ability to propose and manage multiple projects

* Ability to work within a team and within a multicultural environment

* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

* Good organization and coordination abilities

* Fluent in English

* Significant travel (50% of time) to interact with HM.CLAUSE, Vilmorin-MKS, Hazera, LVS and external collaborators and to visit trials

* Position based in Berurim, ISRAEL

Job location

Job location

Middle-East/North Africa, Israel

Location

40, Israël

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master 2 or equivalent

Specific expertise

  • Agriculture
  • Bio
  • Botany

Minimum level of experience required

2 years or more

Languages

  • English (4 - Fluent)
  • Hebrew (2 - Intermediate)