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Crop Geneticist with expertise in genomics - Belgium  

Company managed [?] Still accepting applications

Posted on : 10 April 2017

Project Description


Your tasks and responsibilities
  • Proactively drive and manage gene-discovery and technology development activities, with a primary focus on wheat. 
  • Generate creative new concepts, strategies and processes for efficient gene/genetic element discovery and validation
  • Ensure timely communication of status, progress and results to stakeholders within company  Research, as well as to external audiences.
  • Help drive cooperation across different research groups and collaborators.



Who you are
The successful candidate should possess broad, up-to-date technical skills across the core domains of Next Generation crop Genetics and Genomics, and will be responsible for activities that include fine-mapping, QTL-cloning, exploitation of novel genetic variation and the implementation of NGS-based workflows and analyses. 
  • PhD preferably in the area of Quantitative or Statistical Crop Genetics with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience, and a demonstrated track record.
  • Highly motivated, with an innovative, results-driven and open-minded attitude towards newly emerging solutions.  
  • Excellent communication, presentation and networking skills with full professional proficiency in English.
  • Experience in wheat is considered a plus.  
  • Demonstrated experience in the effective management and analysis of large data-sets.
  • Knowledge of R, Perl and/or Python scripting is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment and to adapt to the atmosphere of a dynamic global research organization.