Job - Plant Breeder

Job Title: Plant Breeder

Job Order #: KG-9666

Location: Pacific Northwest

Salary Range: $90000 - $175000

Commission / Bonus: Possible Bonus on performance and work completed

Benefits: Cell phone is furnished + Company Vehicle is provided + Health Insurance 100% / 33% Family + Retirement provided - 3% Match + Vacation Time

QUALIFICATIONS:

- BS Plant Breeding, Genetics or related degree program a must; MS or PhD preferred
- 4+ years Plant Breeding experience
- Solid ability to develop and implement a vegetable breeding program
- Hands-on knowledge of plant pathology-related techniques preferred
- Ability to select for a horticultural type using knowledge of all aspects of seed production and commercial crop production
- Strong organizational, planning and communication skills with ability to share information verbally or through written reports
- Computer proficiency with ability to manage information in a database, analyze data to arrive at logical conclusions, then create presentations to communicate results
- Experienced in the effective and efficient use of molecular markers
- Ability to keep up-to-date on state-of-the-art plant breeding technologies
- Leadership skills with ability to motivate personnel to achieve program objectives
- Ability to efficiently manage resources and remain on budget
- Ability to travel as needed

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Hansen Agri-PLACEMENT is seeking a Plant Breeder for an established Bean Seed Processor and Seed Grower to be located in the Pacific Northwest. Primary responsibility will be to develop, implement and coordinate R&D efforts for plant breeding and research of dry beans, Lima beans and peas. This Plant Breeder will report directly to the Director of Research. The employer will consider all levels of experience and education as long as you have a solid background, experience, stability, and references.

Additional duties to include:
- Develop/Maintain/Improve hybrid varieties for domestic and international markets
- Coordinate trials in major market areas including travel to these areas for evaluation and provide detailed trial results to upper management
- Advance select hybrids through a nomination system including documentation of performance, resistance, and completion of required breeder seed
- Assist in preparing market analysis and product profiles for introduction of product and customer support; work with sales department and/or product manager to design and evaluate trials of advancing experimental varieties and hybrids
- Arranging inner cross blocks and field trials, managing field selection and species evaluation
- Design breeding strategies and maintain breeding lines including the incorporation of new germplasm; screen and select horticulturally-acceptable and disease-resistant material from the breeding nurseries, laboratories, and field screens
- Provide production department with the required amount of breeder seed from parent lines of advancing hybrids as well as parent line descriptions; coordinate selection of plants for quality stock seed production; work with plant pathology department to identify and implement reliable assays and to ensure production of adequate quantities of disease-free basic seed is available
- Attend pre-determined professional conferences and seminars to remain knowledgeable on current breeding practices and technologies; maintaining relationships/networks with the plant breeding community
- Set up and maintain accurate breeding program records
- Oversight of full-time and seasonal personnel while having interaction with other departments in project-related efforts



Contact Info:
To be considered for this position, please refer to the Job Order # above and email your resume to Kerry Glandt at kerry@hansenagriplacement.com or call 308-382-7399. Please fill out our online application if you are not currently registered.

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