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Seasonal Operations Research Assistant

Vacancy details

General information


An agricultural cooperative and an international seed group owned by French farmers, Limagrain is driven by its purpose: cooperating for the progress of agriculture everywhere, for everyone. Focused on the genetic progress of plants, Limagrain breeds, produces and distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products
HM.CLAUSE, Business Unit of Group Limagrain, is an innovative global leader in the development, production, and commercialization of vegetable seeds. HM.CLAUSE belongs to the top 5 vegetable seed entities in the world. With over 2,000 varieties in more than 20 vegetable crops, HM.CLAUSE provides innovative solutions to growers worldwide. HM. CLAUSE is a company committed to diversity and inclusion.   






Position description



Employment Type

Seasonal worker

Contract duration

1700 hours

Main Goal

Under the direction of the Station Manager, the Seasonal Operations Research Assistant executes tasks and projects of the Operations, Breeding, and Research teams

Job description

The Seasonal Operations Research Assistant will provide support for the AMPA Operations, Breeding, and Research programs, including specific project management and breeding program logistics management. Assist the multiple programs in all aspects of seed management and movement, design of field and greenhouse trials, planting, evaluation, and database management. Supervise farm and greenhouse crews and collaborate closely with operations, breeding, and research staff including the seed resource manager, research station operations, pathologists, breeders, growers, genotyping group, labor management, cell biologist, product development and sales representatives

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Independently and collaboratively implements breeding, operations, and research objectives and processes, with the respective team manager's guidelines: crossing blocks, variety and inbred evaluations, field and greenhouse data collection, disease screening, basic seed operation, results analysis, project management, coordination of offsite activity, seed harvesting and cleaning, seed storage and database management
• Independently and collaboratively manages and assist as needed in the basic operations and activities of the plant breeding program: list preparation, seed prep, seed sowing, marker sampling, planting, pollination, evaluation, seed and plot harvest, seed shipping domestic and internationally
• Manage breeding database and seed inventory
• Receive and distribute seeds for seed production, variety trials, product development and marketing etc.
• Coordinate seed productions of advanced breeding lines with parent seed supply manager
• Execute greenhouse and field trial design, planting, trial evaluation and seed harvest
• Coordinate with field and greenhouse crew in seeding, transplanting, crossing blocks, and seed harvest
• Collaborate with plant pathologist, genotyping team in project submission, result tracking and data entry


Required knowledge & Skills
• Candidate must be an effective communicator both orally and in writing, possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access.
• Able to travel domestically and internationally as needed
• Self-starting, independent and capable of effective work in groups.
• Interested in a dynamic work environment where daily activity changes according to planting cycle. Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
• Exhibit sound and accurate judgment. Accept personal responsibility for task fulfillment and job performance.
• Spanish language skill is a plus.

Education & work experience required:
• Bachelor's degree in plant sciences, crop management or related field is a plus
• Experience in an agricultural working environment is a plus

• Reports to: Station Manager
• Supervisory responsibilities: None
• Status: Non-Exempt
• Internal relations: HM.Clause R&D division, Sales, Product Development
• External relations: Growers, Seed distributors, Academic research programs.

Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, USA


5840 Research Way, Immokalee, FL 34142, États-Unis

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Bachelor's degree

Minimum level of experience required

New graduate