Sunflower Breeder wanted immediately: APPLY HERE
Bethlehem, Free State
Sunflower Breeder – Sensako
I. About the Position
With 60 years of research experience in the breeding and commercialization of agronomic crops, Sensako is a well-established and growing organization within the South African seed industry. Sensako is expanding its summer crop research component and is seeking a Breeder to be responsible for designing, developing and evaluating new sunflower hybrids with high commercial value in South African markets.
Responsibilities may include but not limited to:
Coordinate trial design, layout and seed preparation.
Support breeders to collect phenotypic data across locations, improving the quality of data.
Project and people management across breeding teams.
Management of budget and Capex items.
Coordinate and assist in routine breeding program activities utilizing molecular, genetic and traditional methods.
Uphold the company’s brand image in a professional manner.
Utilising latest breeding technologies to develop superior inbred lines and hybrids.
Prepare seed shipments.
Collaboration with trial growers and selection of optimal off-site localities for yield trials.
Collection of agronomic data, update databases.
Coordinate and ensure the completion of all seed saving activities.
Molecular breeding associated activities including tissue selection and collaboration with the molecular program lead.
General problem solving, fault finding and resolving of mechanical and environmental problems to ensure successful data collection.
General administration functions.
III. Education & experience
BSc degree in Plant breeding, skills in statistical analysis will be a bonus.
Strong computer skills related to data management and Microsoft Office, including Excel.
Strong project management skills.
A self-manager with the ability to prioritise and plan work to communicate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders.
Exceptional interpersonal, communication and presentation skills (written and verbal).
Demonstrated analytical problem-solving skills.
Detail-orientated and well organized with the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to work in cross-functional teams.
Accuracy and great attention to detail.
Leadership and management skills.
Must be able to build and maintain relationships.
Prepared to work long hours outdoors in season.
The position is based in Bethlehem, Free State.
The position will require regular travel and time away from home.
A valid driver’s license is required.
Please send applications and CVs to Roean Wessels at Sensako before or on 04 May 2020
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Licence: Driver’s (Required)
Work Remotely: No. Apply Now