This role initiates, directs, and executes scientific research and/or development strategies to create profitable produce/ vegetable products.
--- Research and/or develop genetic testing, analysis, and evaluation.
--- Develop program strategy and participate in achieving strategies.
--- Develop and coordinate the inbred line development.
--- Coordinate screening and development of lines and end products.
--- Develop, conduct and evaluate tolerance for species at seedling stage of growth and disease screening activities.
--- Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products and problems in the enhancement of product offering and intellectual property position.
--- Develop and secure intellectual property and strategic IP plans
--- Create innovative products via input and output traits not currently found in or at low or limited frequency in present breeding programs or in the marketplace.
--- Develop and maintain excellent internal and external customer relationships. Serve as in-house consultant. Act as spokesperson on corporate research and development. Develop new relationships with downstream stakeholders.
--- Maintain strong relationships with internal personnel and develop and manage program personnel and budget
--- MS required with 8-10 years of related experience or PhD (preferred) with 5-8 years of experience in plant breeding, biotechnology, statistics and agriculture, and plant pathology
--- Management experience
--- Only applicants authorized to legally work in the US without sponsorship can be considered
--- Ability to innovate in the breeding processes.
--- Assist in the development of statistics that address the real underlying data needs to convince customers of product value.
--- Demonstrate increased crop profitability potential by capturing value traditionally and/or through innovative downstream activities.
--- Demonstrate professional stewardship of germ plasm.
--- Maintain safe working conditions at all times