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Head of Global Genomics & Breeding Design

Company: Bayer
Location: Woodland
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Head of Global Genomics & Breeding Design -- At Bayer Crop Science, we shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation that helps nourish a growing world, preserve natural resources and deliver better solutions for all farmers. To help advance this mission, our Vegetable R&D organization is seeking a highly motivated and talented Head of Global Genomics and Breeding Design to be located at our Woodland, CA or St. Louis, MO research site. In this role, you will report to the Head of Global Analytics and Pipeline Design. You will lead teams that develop advanced genomic and rapid cycling capabilities across several vegetable crops, and incorporate these technologies into new breeding workflows to accelerate trait discovery and genetic gain. You will join a dynamic team of science and engineering leaders in guiding a world class R&D organization to create a more predictive and effective vegetable breeding pipeline. The primary responsibilities of this role, Head of Global Genomics and Breeding Design, are to:

  • Establish the genomic data foundation (e.g., DNA sequence and SNPs) for key vegetable crops that enable genome wide analysis for locating important trait genes and for establishing genetic models to be used in predictive breeding;
  • Identify and develop molecular technical capability (e.g., fingerprint, GBS, skim seq, Taqman) that enable the acquisition and use of genome wide data within the trait discovery and breeding pipelines;
  • Deploy molecular technical capability in up to 80% of crop pipelines to enable marker tagging of trait genes and genetic prediction models;
  • Develop and deploy molecular technical capability for genomic selection in up to 80% of crop pipelines;
  • Develop and deploy protocols for accelerating product development and genetic gain thru rapid inbreeding, hybrid seed production, and genetic recombination;
  • Design and deploy breeding workflows incorporating new technologies, including rapid inbred line development, rapid recycling of parents and genomic selection;
  • Provide training of the use of genomic technologies, rapid cycling, and new breeding designs;
  • Provide leadership across APD and Vegetable Seed R&D for developing team members, maintaining high levels of trust, engagement and partnership and creating a safe working environment. WHO YOU ARE Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following: Required Qualifications:
    • Ph.D. in a breeding, genetics or genomics-related science and at least 10 years of work experience or Master's degree with 12 years of experience;
    • Experience in analysis and interpretation of large genomic data sets;
    • Experience in deriving important insights or decisions from genomic data;
    • Knowledge or experience applying genomics to breeding decisions;
    • Knowledge or experience with advanced breeding pipelines and technologies;
    • Ability to communicate with clarity to expert and non-expert audiences;
    • Ability to work effectively in teams;
    • Experience in leading teams. YOUR APPLICATION Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes. Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

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