49263 Hybrid Vegetable Breeder - Annual Crops - Plant & Food Research

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent
Deadline: 05 Feb 2023

Annual Crops Breeder: Hybrid vegetables
Annual Crops
Lincoln, Christchurch, New Zealand
Vacancy number 49263
Salary range: $95,290 to $123,316 (depending on skills and experience)
Permanent Fulltime (38 hours per week)

What you'll be doing | Ngā whāinga matua

You will contribute to our annual crops breeding programme to deliver world class varieties primarily for the  hybrid vegetable industry. 

You will provide:

  • quality breeding research underpinned by technical leadership and mentorship of Vegetable Team members.
  • management of the development and ongoing delivery of the hybrid vegetable breeding programmes.
  • assistance in the development of budgets, setting strategic direction and contributing to reports.
  • project planning with input from key clients, based on the current breeding objectives.
  • the establishment and management of research trials to address challenges, and physiological and/or pathological issues related to vegetable production, in NZ and overseas.

For a more detailed outline of the role the Position Description is available for you to view once you click on the 'apply' button.

What you will bring | Ngā tino pūkenga me ngā wheako

  • Postgraduate degree, preferably a PhD, in Horticulture/Plant sciences that is Plant Breeding or Genetics related or an undergraduate science degree in Horticulture or Plant sciences combined with significant (at least five years) relevant practical hybrid breeding experience as a technical expert in horticulture or vegetable crops.
  • A passion for vegetable crop research that meets the needs of the modern producer and consumer.
  • Proven leadership and innovative problem solving together with effective project management.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a larger, multi-disciplinary team based nationally with demonstrated skills in facilitating collegial interactions and communicating effectively.

What you will get | Ngā hua o tēnei tūranga

We're a diverse workplace, offering flexible work practices and hassle-free, no-cost parking. Our teams are committed to the work they do, while having fun doing it. We encourage and support career development and offer excellent employee benefits, including generous leave provisions, so you'll have time for the other things you enjoy!

About us | Ko wai mātou

At Plant & Food Research, we believe science can create a better future. By finding smarter, greener options today, we're helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow. With our partners, we use world-leading science and technology to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest, create, preserve and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help develop and deliver healthy and tasty foods from the world's most sustainable food systems.


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