Vacature Head Breeding Technology Allium & Crucifers
Nickerson-Zwaan is an international company, active in research, processing, marketing and sales of vegetable hybrid seeds. With our head office in Made in the Netherlands, we also operate facilities in Tuitjenhorn and Rilland (The Netherlands), Germany, UK, Poland, Ukraine and South Africa. Nickerson-Zwaan is a member of the Limagrain Group, Europe’s largest seed company.
For the Company’s activities in vegetables we seek a
Head Breeding Technology Allium & Crucifers
The objective of this position is to lead a multidisciplinary and international team of scientist covering the full range from new trait/lead discovery to development of genetic and genomic selection tools and approaches to exploit natural plant traits for hybrid improvement. You are based at one of the R&D sites of Nickerson-Zwaan in The Netherlands and you report to the Head of R&D of Nickerson-Zwaan. Functional relationships extend into the Limagrain Group towards trait/domain/crop co-ordinators of Limagrain’s Vegetable Seed Division.
Your tasks & responsibilities
- Provide direct and functional leadership to a team of experts within the fields of trait exploration & discovery and trait genetic & genomics
- Strengthen the knowledge base of the team within the afore mentioned fields and expand our freedom-to-operate and intellectual property position
- Initiate and lead multidisciplinary programs with breeders aimed at innovation of hybrids and innovation of the hybrid development process
- Maintain, build and leverage internal and external networks to support timely delivery of business goals
- PhD in Life Sciences in any of the above mentioned fields with emphasis on quantitative genetics
- Experience in IP protection
- Proven leadership skills, future-vision based with business objective orientation
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Excellent command of the English language
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