Scientist - Rice Breeder
RiceTec, Inc. - Alvin, TX

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Responsible for developing new parental lines and improved hybrids by implementing plant breeding techniques, analyzing research data, and presenting results and recommendations to management. The scientist plans, supervises and conducts field, greenhouse and laboratory operations as well as plans and executes breeding projects.

Participate in decision making regarding research priorities of research station and provides information on feastibility of prospective projects.

Develop research plan, design experiments, outline research procedures to be followed, and identify and/or provide training to subordinate personnel to carry out research.

Plan schedule of research according to company's timetable and establish daily or weekly routines necessary to meet project timetable.

Provide expertise in field of research to other department members.

Prepare reports and papers of completed projects for presentation to management, or use in future research activities.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent with 2 years work experience and significant contributions in a commercial hybrid breeding program with field work experience. Experience is required in marker-assisted selection or demonstrated knowledge of marker applications to plant breeding, and breeding experience in Cytoplasmic and Transgenic crops.