Assistant Breeder Onion, Fulltime, Location Pasco, WA

a reality get you excited? Do you have experience working in a commercial R&D organization?

We are seeking passionate candidates to help Hazera transform the ways we provide value to our customers. Working collaboratively with all colleagues in Hazera and Limagrain Vegetables Seeds. Together, with our customers, we are redefining the future of vegetable seed business and developing innovative solutions to improve variety development.

In this position you will assist our Breeder with line and hybrid development, for a Breeding program targeted at one of the global onion markets. You are part of and interact closely with a multidisciplinary, international team of breeders and researchers, with different disciplines. You will have close interaction with the local operational team and with colleagues in different departments and countries. You will report to the Onion Breeder and are based at our breeding facilities in Pasco, WA.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Planting and harvest of bulb trials and breeding seed production fields
  • Supervising the construction of, and care for, seed production isolation cage
  • Trial evaluation
  • Field scouting and organization
  • Sorting and selection of breeding material
  • Breeding seed inventory management, sample preparation and shipping
  • Supervision of breeding seed cleaning and storage
  • Some travel in the Western US and internationally for company meetings
  • Supervision of temporary labor during planting, harvest and processing of seed and bulbs

 

The candidate will also be expected to work as part of a quickly evolving team that includes seed production, sales, and operations, as well as to communicate with international partners. Must be able to lift 50#, and work in unfavorable field conditions for long periods.

 

Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, agronomy, plant pathology, genetics or related discipline.
  • Detail oriented and observant
  • Highly motivated and responsible
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Spanish
  • Interested in long term employment, growth within the company

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