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Genetics/Genomics Data Specialist (H/F)

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General information


Limagrain Europe is a pure seed player company with solid agricultural roots. Under its LG, international brand, the company is developing innovative solutions based on a multi-crop offer through 20 subsidiaries. LG is one of the European seed leaders in maize, wheat, barley, oilseed rape and sunflower seeds available in more than 50 countries.

Limagrain Europe is contributing to progress in Agriculture every day, by offering genetic and agronomic solutions that allow farmers to achieve better performance while meeting environmental challenges and societal expectations.

Limagrain Europe is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an agricultural cooperative owned by French farmers and an international group, the fourth largest seed company worldwide. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products.

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Position description

Employment Type

Fixed Term

Contract duration

12 months

Contractual hours




Main Goal

Are you a skilled and motivated scientist with expertise in data acquisition, genetics and bioinformatics? We are currently seeking a Data Specialist to join our dynamic research team. This exciting 12-month position offers an opportunity to work on cutting-edge research in plant breeding, acquiring, and utilizing large datasets and advanced computational methods. If you have a passion for plant breeding, proficiency in scientific programming languages, and a solid background in data analysis, we want to hear from you!

Job description

Manage a greenhouse trial to collect data on plants grown under different conditions. Ensure proper data collection, including phenotyping and environmental variables measurements.
Maintain detailed metadata records associated with the sequencing and phenotyping datasets.
Ensure proper data standardization, organization, and entry accuracy to avoid any discrepancy and guarantee data consistency. Ensure compliance with data management, privacy, and intellectual property protocols.
Process and analyze large-scale genomic datasets, including genome sequences and RNAseq data, utilizing bioinformatics tools on high-performance computing systems.
Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams of scientists to leverage each one's expertise and ensure efficient project progress.
Communicate research findings through written reports, presentations, and meeting with academic and industrial partners.

Skills: what we expect of you

A minimum of a Master's degree in Plant Genetics, Bioinformatics, (Phenotyping) Data Analysis, or a related field with mandatory 3+ years' work experiences in bioinformatics.
Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and meticulous organization in data collection and analysis.
Solid knowledge of genomics principles and applications, with a specific focus on genome sequencing, assembly and annotation.
Demonstrated experience working with large-scale genomic datasets, including genome sequences and RNAseq data.
Proficiency in scientific programming languages such as Python and R, with experience in developing scripts and pipelines for data analysis.
Ability to use bioinformatics tools and resources at the command line, with experience in working on high-performance computing systems.
Proactive, excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team.
Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex scientific concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
Ability to adapt to changing project requirements and work in an innovative research environment.
Proficient in English both oral and written. French speaking would be a plus.

Your benefits and working environment

Joining us means enjoying a range of benefits:

-Target bonus
- Profit-sharing bonus
- 214 working day agreement
-Family health insurance
-Supplementary pension plan
-CE benefits
-A "balanced life": telecommuting agreement for compatible positions up to 8 days/month, company restaurant and crèche.
-An induction program and regular training.

Joining Limagrain means joining an agricultural cooperative and an international Group offering career prospects in France and worldwide.

At Limagrain, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, which are sources of progress and wealth for the company.

If you recognize yourself in this profile, don't wait any longer and join us now to live the Limagrain Adventure!

Recruitment process

Our recruitment process consists of several stages:

- the first consists of a pre-screening of applications by Jérémy, our Talent Acquisition Manager, accompanied by future manager Kévin, to establish a shortlist of candidates for audition. A telephone pre-qualification may be carried out.

- A first interview is organized with the future manager.

- A second HR interview follows shortly afterwards.

Finally, feedback is given to the candidates. Various tests may also be considered (language, personality, etc.).

This process is indicative only, and may change depending on the position in question.



Position localization

Job location

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


Chappes, France

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master's degree

Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more


  • English (3 - Professional)
  • French (2 - Intermediate)


Position start date