Alfalfa Breeder

Job Listing No: 9740000

Alfalfa Breeder

Forage Genetics International, LLC (FGI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Land OLakes, has led the forage industry with innovative genetic discoveries, variety developments and cutting-edge product introductions. Our relentless drive for improved forage production is behind our unprecedented advancements. As the industrys leading provider of forage solutions, we breed, develop and produce premier alfalfa seed. Our highly experienced staff delivers packaging, distribution and training services to complement our premium product offerings
all customized to meet the varied needs of our customers.
Position Purpose:
Develop transgenic and conventional alfalfa varieties adapted tothe Western and Central Plains, oversee Syn1 seedproductionand provide support to the sales/marketing teams.
Skills:
Experience-Education (Required):
PhD in plant breeding, agronomy, horticulture, genetics or related field. New graduates are encouraged to express interest. Competencies-Skills (Required):
Proficiency in molecular and quantitative genetics, data management.
In-depth working knowledge of horticulture, agronomy, genetics, pathology and statistics.
Experience in project management, data analysis and data management
Practical experience managing several projects simultaneously Experience-Education (Preferred):
Seed industry experience
Greenhouse management experience
Experience working with perennial crops and familiarity with polyploidy genetics
Molecular breeding skills
Database management skills Competencies-Skills (Preferred): experience in perennial crop breeding, seed production, pathology, greenhouse management.
Creativeand adaptable
Able to work independently
Excellent interpersonal and management skills
Abilityto interact with breeders, scientists and technical staff on collaborative projects
Excellent organization, communication and computer skills
EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled. Land OLakes, Inc. enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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