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2018-06-18

Director of Molecular Breeding, Marker Development
Job Opportunity at Executive Directions & Pinnacle Int'l

Posted on Jun 18

http://www.executive-directions.com    (330) 499-1001

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4157829

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. 

Requirements
  • 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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