Tomato Breeder



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competitive salary


Data Science, Research


in-office, flexible

Tomato Breeder

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your profile

  • PhD in plant breeding or related area. Breeding experience in a commercial setting is a plus.

  • In-depth knowledge of conventional plant breeding, genetics, statistics and field design, plant biology and marker breeding techniques including genome wide selection, population genetics and quantitative genetics.

  • Project management in a team-oriented atmosphere.

  • Background in two or more of the following areas: plant breeding, genetics, statistics, plant biology/pathology/botany, marker assisted breeding/GWS.

  • Ability to generate reports/charts/summary tables to communicate results and progress.

  • Ability to lead and motivate others to high performance.

  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with MS Office and corporate software.

  • Ability to effectively organize, manage and assign workload of multiple tasks in order to meet project goals and deadlines.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision. Adjust workload plans and resource allocations based on new direction in a changing environment.

  • Ability to manage resources to achieve objectives and remain within budget.

  • Fluent in English (speech and written); (practical use of Hungarian, Spanish or Turkish in accordance with principal work location is a preference)

  • Operates in a team setting, working independently on a section of the breeding project for which they have authority but coordinating activities with other team members.

  • Ability to work under challenging environmental conditions.

  • This position requires Regional & international travel.

about the company

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company that helps humanity face its toughest challenge: how to sustainably feed a growing population. Our world class science and innovative crop solutions transform how crops are grown and improve global food security by enabling millions of growers to make better use of available resources. If you wish to contribute and be part of our European Finance Operations team in Budapest.

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"Diversity & Inclusion moves our business forward. With a culture of openness and being progressive in our thinking, we accelerate our innovation and become the most collaborative and trusted company in the industry. That’s very cool."

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your area of responsibility

  • Maintain and develop a product development portfolio in line with market segment requests and business planning, addressing short-, medium-, and long-term market segment needs.

  • Communicate effectively and regularly with peers and supervisors regarding the status of projects and work activities, raise awareness of issues that could affect meeting project objectives and business goals.

  • Develop awareness of market needs for commercial products market segments areas. Interactions with colleagues from other departments to anticipate product performance gaps and contribute to a research plan to address these gaps. Continuous learning to understand changing market needs. Interaction with Sales/Commercial team to understand the nature of any product performance anomalies. Provide information to these groups to assist them with their decision-making processes.

  • Develop expertise in crop biology, germplasm and critical trait priorities.

  • Develop and deploy new breeding technologies and methods. Implement data driven decision in every part of the breeding program.

  • Using analytic and data science tools, predictive models for product selection and genomic selection.

  • Prepare market introduction of varieties by using imputation and environment modelling to support best growing practices.

  • Prepare nursery and yield trial experiments: Design current and future resource plans with key stake holders.

  • Provide meaningful input on hybrid advancement decisions. Work with market segment teams to ensure appropriate selection criteria and target product profiles (TPP) are being applied.

  • Demonstrate strong customer orientation displaying a thorough understanding of your target markets.

  • Understand farmer view and feedback and seize long term market opportunities

  • Plan and coordinate transfer of parental line seeds to Production & Supply to support new product launches in agreement with the parental delivery process

  • Deliver information to secure registration of products in the different markets.

  • Ensure freedom to operate by strengthening our intellectual property position, maintain awareness of competitor activity and being a strong steward of the tomato seed industry

  • Responsible for a quantitative assessment of pipeline performance in alignment with market needs: Generate reports/tables/charts to highlight to other functions and management how product performance is measured over time or in comparison to check hybrids in a current growing season. Determine rates of genetic gain for different product pipelines in market segments through mining of phenotypic data.

  • Collect field notes on agronomic traits on inbred and hybrid materials including pathology traits

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