Job Description: Breeder Assistant
San Luis Obispo Seeds, Inc. (dba US Agriseeds), is the U.S
operating subsidiary of VoloAgri Group, Inc., a Non-GMO vegetable
seed technology and breeding company dedicated to Cultivating
Global Health. We take pride in passionately serving every customer
with customized vegetable seed and technical service solutions they
can count on. Our innovative seeds produce plants with increased
yields, improved disease resistance, and post-harvest processing
advantages while still achieving exceptional taste! This reduces
the environmental farming footprint while increasing the healthy
consumption of delicious vegetables.
Our diverse team of industry experts are stationed around the
world. Our Global Corporate Headquarters is based in Woodland, CA
and satellite offices in Holland and Mexico City; and research
stations in California (Woodland), Mexico (Culiacan), and Spain
(Almeria). Our prized collection of seeds has been developed under
several brands including US Agriseeds and Axia.
Location: Woodland, CA
Position: Breeder Assistant
Reporting to: Breeder
Responsible for helping crop Breeder/s in developing new
marketable hybrids for our global markets including North, Central
and South America, Middle East and Europe. Assistant Breeder will
be reporting to the crop Breeders and interacting with the breeding
teams at Woodland.
* Help in all components of successful breeding program, which
includes help in management of germplasm, development of elite
inbred lines, hybrids, and production of breeder seed of elite
lines. * Keep abreast with the crop, traits, and the latest plant
breeding tools. * Knowledge of data recording and analysis. *
Support breeding program and implement the breeding strategy in
different crops. * Establish good rapport with product development
and market teams. * Supervise, train and manage seasonal field
helpers. * Travel domestic and internationally.
* BS with Plant breeding or genetics. * Experience in vegetable
breeding. * Knowledge of crop traits and breeding procedures. *
Working knowledge of marker technology, phytopathology, plant
physiology, crop management. * Excellent written and verbal
communication skills. * Works well within a team environment. *
Ability to work in range of working conditions. * Command of MS
office and statistical softwares (R, JMP, SAS and SPSS). *
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally. * Knowledge
of Spanish language is a plus.
Skills and Personal Traits:
* Excellent organizational skills * Strong analytical and
computer skills * Strong team player, selfstarter, positive
attitude and high integrity * Excellent communication skills
(verbal & written) * Attention to detail, drives tasks to closure
efficiently with errorfree end results.
VoloAgri Compensation & Benefits:
* Competitive compensation package * Medical & dental insurance
* Section 125 Dependent Care plans, 401(k) Plan * Vacation, sick
and holiday time off
Work Authorization: Must provide proof of authorization to work
in the United States.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed
to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties
or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time
with or without notice.
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