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Biostatistic and Bioinformatic Plaform Head

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Limagrain Europe is a business Unit of Limagrain and specializes in Field Seeds in Europe. Limagrain is an international agricultural cooperative group and is the fourth largest seed company worldwide.
Our business is a seed only company includes research and development, production, and distribution of products and services that have been adapted to a wide range of soil and climate conditions. With more than 21 subsidiaries covering 50 countries, Limagrain Europe has developed a multi-crop line-up based on a broad portfolio of varieties for farmers and distributors.






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Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours


Main Goal

You would like to contribute to the efficiency of our global breeding programs. Join us!
Within the global research organization of the Field Seeds Division, in a new Trait and Technologies organization, we are looking for a Platform Head to lead our Biostatistic and bioinformatics research efforts.
The platform covers various domain of expertise in statistics: mixed model theory, quality control methods, experimental design, quantitative genetic and population genetics.
As platform head you will develop, direct, implement and control the short, mid and long term biostatistics and bioinformatics activities to provide tools in accordance with our research strategy and breeding needs.

Job description

- Identify and consolidate a network of scientific expert through external collaborations for projects requiring a need for additional expertise or to share risks.
- Formulate mid to long term plans to develop genetic and genomic ressources needed to improve the efficiency of our breeding scheme and geneomic approaches in the future
- Sponsor and drive innovative projects
Operational responsibilities:
- Drive and manage technology projects.
Ensure all deliverable are FTO for the breeders and strenghten IP protection.
- Coordinate and prioritize the allocation of resources between teams and projects. Propose budet and mid term plan and ensure reporting on the evolution of the portfolio.
- Provide direct leadership to the team and ensure an organizational effeciency
- Ensure that all team members follow all the company standards (health, safety, environmental, ethical compliance, government regulations, etc). Promote innovation and maintain high technical and scientific level of your team.
- As a member of the Trait and technology Management Team, you are expected to develop close relationships with other platforms as well as with crop research head and key external partners in order to steer innovation


PhD in genetic / genomic with at least 5 years of experience.
Robust experience in genetic, genomic, quantitative genetic, in plant or animal breeding or similar discipline.
Your leadership is confirmed through success experience in project management and team management.
Curious and driven by innovation you have been in a position to propose and implement a strategic road map in our domain of expertise and steer changes.
You are recognized for your excellent interpersonnal skills and are eager to animating and developping network. Agile, you have experience with matrix organizations.
Rigourous and methodological you are oriented results.
You master English both oral and written. French speaking would be a plus.

Position localization

Job location

Europe, France, Auvergne, Puy de Dôme (63)



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Doctoral degree / PhD

Specific expertise


Minimum level of experience required

5 years or more