Job Description :
Genective S.A., a technology Joint Venture of two leading, globally active seed companies, Groupe Limagrain and the KWS Group, is conducting ambitious R&D programmes for the improvement of maize. For the support of developing transgenic insect resistance, we are seeking an experienced entomologist for the following tasks:
· Design, coordination, supervision, and evaluation of greenhouse and field experiments, globally;
· Review and evaluation of data and reports from 3rd parties´ research in the area of insect control;
· Design, commissioning, supervision, and evaluation of field studies required for the preparation of applications for regulatory approval;
· Writing of field study reports;
· Close and cooperative interaction with the international R&D, breeding, and regulatory teams of Genective, its parent companies, and collaboration partners.
The position will be based in Paris; However, localization in either central France, central Germany, or even mid-west US are negotiable. The position is immediately available.
Reporting : To the Chief Executive Officer
Education and experience :
· PhD or Master´s degree in a relevant field (entomology, plant/animal biology, plant breeding, phytopathology);
· Broad and thorough knowledge in entomology, preferentially related to plant/insect interactions, including insect resistance management (IRM);
· Experiences in the diagnosis of pests, conduction of field trials, and statistical analysis;
· Familiarity with the critical analysis of technical and scientific information;
· Basic understanding of plant breeding/genetics;
· Experience with regulated GM plants, mainly in field assay of such GM plants;
· Experience in project management and successful demonstration of organizational skills;
· Excellent scientific writing capabilities;
· Proficient English language skills, orally and in writing; basic French language skills would be advantageous;
· Willingness to frequent travelling;
· Like to work in a team, which members are in different locations.
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