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Trait Development Lead
This position will develop the physiology and phenotyping R&D strategy within vegetable crops for complex traits that often require a multi-disciplinary approach. The Trait Development Lead (TDL) is also responsible for designing introgression and deployment plans as part of a validated breeding project. They serve as project lead or member of a project team in a given vegetable crop that requires his/her expertise for project success. They will provide technical leadership to the entire vegetable R&D community on a selected area of expertise.
De functie / The role
Key accountabilities include the dissection and characterization of complex physiology traits study the genetic variability of the traits of interest; develop techniques and technologies applicable to high-throughput and/or precision phenotyping for complex traits, metabolite sampling and analysis; identify and the capture of intellectual property, project and portfolio management to guide future product development and marketing activities.
Het profiel / Your profile
To succeed in this highly challenging position, you must have:
Extensive experience (10 years) and expert knowledge in Trait, Plant Biochemistry, Plant Physiology or Food Science
Knowledge of abiotic stresses, trait or plant physiology in a research and discovery context
Knowledge of phenotyping technologies and ability to work with large and complex datasets
Demonstrated understanding of plant breeding and use of molecular markers
Proven ability to think out of the box and to develop and implement experimental methodologies
Experience with leading scientific projects
Demonstrated leadership in a complex and multicultural environment
Ability to communicate effectively (Verbal and Written) in English, bi-lingual is a plus
Ability to manage progress through others rather than directive management
And be flexible for National/international travel