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Potato Breeder

Employer
The People Co.
Location
Scotlandwell, Kinross
Salary
Up to £30k
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Development
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Job Description:

We are seeking a skilled and dedicated Potato Breeder to join our client based in Scotland. As a Potato Breeder, you will play a vital role in developing new potato varieties with desirable traits such as yield, disease resistance, and quality, to meet the needs of farmers and consumers. Your responsibilities will include:

Research and Development: Conducting breeding experiments to develop new potato varieties with improved characteristics through traditional and modern breeding techniques.

Field Trials: Planning, executing, and analysing field trials to evaluate the performance of potato varieties under different environmental conditions and farming practices.

Trait Evaluation: Assessing potato varieties for traits such as yield, disease resistance, tolerance to abiotic stresses, nutritional content, and culinary attributes.

Data Analysis: Collecting, managing, and analysing data from breeding experiments and field trials to make informed decisions in variety selection and advancement.

Collaboration: Collaborating with multidisciplinary teams including breeders, agronomists, geneticists, and quality control specialists to integrate various expertise and perspectives in the breeding program.

Variety Release: Participating in the process of registering and releasing new potato varieties by providing technical information, documentation, and support to regulatory agencies and seed companies.

Continuous Learning: Staying abreast of the latest advancements in potato breeding, genetics, genomics, and biotechnology to incorporate innovative approaches into the breeding program.

Qualifications:

A degree (or equivalent) in plant breeding, genetics, horticulture, agronomy, or a related field. A postgraduate degree (MSc or PhD) is preferred, not mandatory

Strong knowledge of plant genetics, breeding methodologies, statistical analysis, and experimental design.

Excellent organizational, communication, and teamwork skills.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Passion for agriculture, sustainability, and contributing to global food security.

 

 

 

 

 

Company

CPA Recruitment rebrands as The People Co.

CPA Recruitment has rebranded as The People Co., putting people directly at the heart of its brand.

Established in 1987, The People Co. is an expert team of people consultants, focusing on permanent and interim roles in food and consumer goods. We build strong connections and trusted, long-term relationships with all our clients and candidates.

Spanning the UK, Europe and North America, the business works with start-ups through to established multinationals, from graduate and supervisory level to senior management and director-level.

The People Co.’s focus, structure, client base, People and locations remain the same as before.

people co

Our Story

Resourcing solutions. Sounds a bit impersonal, doesn't it? That's just not how we role; at The People Co., we're all about people!

Can we help our clients fill their job vacancies? Absolutely.

Can we help our job candidates find the right job? You bet we can.

We’re an expert team of people consultants, focusing on permanent and interim roles in food and consumer goods. We build strong connections and trusted, long-term relationships with all our clients and candidates.

From our offices in the UK and North America, we work locally and globally with clients from start-ups to established multinationals. And with candidates from graduate and supervisory level to senior management and director-level. All of this is underpinned by our 36 years’ heritage in providing a flexible, bespoke service.

Areas our People cover

From beginning to end, we cover roles across the whole food and consumer goods supply chain. Our team of People - dedicated sector specialists - really know their onions and many have experience of working in the industry themselves.

As well as covering mature areas of the market, we ensure we’re on top of emerging areas, so we can support clients as best we can.

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
020 8203 1000
Location
Eclipse House
20 Sandown Road
Watford
Watford
Hertfordshire
WD24 7AE
GB

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