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Director of Molecular Breeding, Marker Development
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Executive Directions & Pinnacle Int'l
Posted on Jun 18
A global producer of agriculture based products (seed) is looking to hire a strategic thought leader to guide overall novel breeding technology solutions that will enhance speed, product performance and product quality.
Position will be based at a corporate R&D facility located in Chicago (will report to a CTO) and will be guiding all gene mapping, gene discovery and overall molecular techniques and technologies for multiple breeding groups.
Requires a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Genetics, Plant Breeding, Genomics, or related field.
5+ years horticulture or AG industry experience involving plants and plant science with experience conducting data analytics for genetics and plant breeding.
Deep knowledge of Molecular breeding and marker development; experience with Plant Molecular Biology, Breeding, and/or Genetics.
Experience in mathematics and statistical methods and proficiency using statistical analysis software or libraries.
Background and experience working with Next Generation Sequencing data, molecular biology and genomics.
Domestic and International travel required (15% to 25%).
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