Breeding-Technology project leader – Melon and Watermelon Geneticist

The objective of this position is to lead multiple projects in the field of quantitative genetics aiming to implement advanced technologies for producing improved commercial lines. You are based at Berurim site of Hazera and you report to the Team Leader Breeding Technology Cucurbits.


Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Initiate, plan, lead and execute multidisciplinary programs aimed at:
  • Reveal and utilize the underlying molecular mechanisms for line improvement
  • Identification and introduction of new traits into breeding lines
  • Management of all operational aspects connected to project trials (field and technology)
  • Lead projects in a matrix organisation within the Company and the Cooperation as well as with external companies and organizations.
  • Participate and be pro-active in the global group activities and committees
  • Maintain high level of professionalism and cutting-edge technologies
  • Maintain, build and leverage internal and external networks to support delivery of business goals



  • Minimum PhD in quantitative genetics and plant science; background in computational biology, bioinformatics, statistics, and programming is an advantage
  • Experienced with cutting edge technologies: NGS, genotyping technologies association studies, gene discovery and quantitative genetics analysis strategies tools and databases; background in expression profiling and proteomics is an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Organized and leader capabilities, experience in team work and project management is a plus
  • Eagerness to explore and exploit new areas
  • Proven innovative
  • Established scientific network an advantage
  • Hands-on mentality and experience in outdoor trial work
  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Experience with statistical modelling R or other scripting language – an advantage

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