Corn Breeding Project Manager
Dow AgroSciences - Nebraska

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For Agrigenetics D/B/A Mycogen Corporation, a subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company. Develop new inbreds and hybrids that contribute to the commercial success of the company. Responsible to learn and understand DAS germplasm. Create innovative Breeding Program for Zone 6-8.

Use Markers Assisted breeding to drive a state of the art breeding program. Design an effective testing program. Be an active and engaged member on multi-function teams. Participate in overall station activities to meet company deliverables for technical success and Environmental Health & Safety.

Select germplasm, develop and implement a creative and efficient breeding plan with the purpose of selecting superior commercial products in assigned maturity. Breeding strategies will include the innovative use of molecular markers. Develop the breeding plan taking into account both performance of the new hybrids and new parent lines to positively influence cost of goods. Understand and leverage the diversity of germplasm available from the Global breeding network as well as molecular tools in the development of the breeding plan.

Analyze data from testing program. Make recommendations for advancement to higher levels of testing including commercialization. Collaborate with other research stations within DAS to exchange ideas, plots, germplasm, data and other items to maximize performance of the team. Participate in sales and agronomy meetings and support as needed.

Travel to outlying stations and winter nursery facilities as needed. Leverage technical skills, interact with global breeding network, access molecular tools and breeder creativity, to develop an inclusive breeding project from the selection of breeding populations to the final commercial product. Some domestic and international travel. Work location: York, NE To apply for this position (Corn Breeding Project Manager - Job #1210388) please click the "apply online" tab to complete an online employment application and to electronically submit your resume.

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