The primary responsibilities of this role, Breeder - Watermelon, are to:
Manage a breeding pipeline from population creation through late stage precommercial phases to evaluate and advance the highest performing germplasm aligned with commercial product concepts for diverse global markets;
Drive development and implementation of new breeding and phenotyping strategies, technologies, advancement and deployment strategies, operational processes, and digital capabilities;
Integrate data science throughout the breeding process to enable a cognitive decision-making workflow and drive automation of downstream operations;
Collaborate and align product development strategy with Product Management, Market Development, and Sales Organization in the area;
Foster strong collaborative relationships with enabling teams to deliver a robust pipeline and ensure meaningful knowledge transfer during pipeline hand-offs;
Develop people by working closely with research station management to fully participate in staff development;
Act as leader and mentor to Discovery Breeding, Plant Pathology, and Cell Biology projects and teams;
Act a focal point for Watermelon vis a vis to supporting functions such as Product Supply, Seed Production, Precision Genomics (molecular labs), Regulatory and IP;
Participate in cross functional crop teams (Product Development, Market Development, Sales).
WHO YOU ARE
Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:
Master’s degree with at least eight years of relevant experience or Ph.D. with at least four years of relevant experience;
Strong background in plant breeding, quantitative genetics, experimental design, statistical analysis or data science;
Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and leading and influencing activities of cross-functional teams to achieve common goals;
Ability to lead and influence key stakeholders through challenges and opportunities;
Results orientation with demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously;
Familiarity with data science and computer programming and a demonstrated ability to perform data analysis with large datasets.
Experience in Agricultural Science, Genetics, Crop Science, or Product Management;
Experience with automated phenotyping/remote sensing and the interpretation of imaging data.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.
If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice.
Internal Number: 256544
Bayer CropScience (BCS), a subgroup of Bayer AG is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of 20,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries.
Bayer’s corporate culture is an important factor in the company’s success. Central to this culture are our values: Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency, summarized by the term LIFE. They provide us with guidance for our daily work as we seek solutions to the major challenges of our time, in line with our mission statement “Bayer: Science For A Better Life".