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Molecular Genetics Data Analyst (Seasonal)

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General information


The fourth largest seed company in the world, Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal 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.  






Position description



Employment Type

Seasonal worker

Contract duration

1700 hours

Main Goal

HM.CLAUSE is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an international agricultural co-operative founded and managed by farmers. HM.CLAUSE specializes in the breeding, production, and sale of vegetable seeds. From the world market to the farmer's market, we collaborate with our customers to deliver successful solutions for the agricultural challenges of today and produce the highest quality vegetable seeds for the future. Our global team of experts and state-of-the-art research facilities enable us to work side-by-side with growers to provide the most regionally relevant and reliable vegetable seeds available.

Job description

Assist Molecular Genetics Data Analysts and Molecular Genetics Project Leaders in the development, deployment and validation of trait linked markers in multiple crop species. Compile and format genotypic and phenotypic datasets to ensure their compatibility with HMC's proprietary analytical pipelines. Evaluate sequence data to explore and categorize interesting genomic variants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Contribute to trait elucidation and marker development by exploiting sequencing and high density genotyping data for genetic mapping, QTL discovery, LD mapping and trait associations, candidate gene searches and genomic data exploitation pertaining to trait marker development.

• Set up and exploit genetic diversity analysis to identify specific haplotypes and breeding signatures

• Perform MABC data analysis and plant selection for the breeding programs

• Interact with all team functions to use properly and integrate the current and new informatics tools and process. Seek out continual improvement and professional development in the area of Statistics and Bioinformatics through company provided help documentation, internal and external web-based training modules, interaction with peers and external training opportunities.


Education and/or Experience Desired:

• MS or equivalent education and experience, PhD preferred, in Plant Genetics, Bioanalysis or Statistics, with 3-5 years professional experience involving analysis of large datasets and bioinformatics.
• Experience and demonstrated proficiency in analyzing large genetic and genomic datasets

• Strong background in statistics and demonstrated facility with the use of statistical tools such as R, JMP, Spotfire, REML, SAS etc.

• Experience in experimental design and project management targeting trait-linked marker development, deployment and validation through QTL mapping, GWAS, fine mapping and functional genomics methods.


Reports to: Molecular Data Analysis Manager with a dotted line to Research Discovery Manager Molecular Genetics
Supervisory responsibilities: N/A
Exempt Internal relations: T&T, Breeding, Support teams, Operation employees
External relations: N/A
Travel: N/A

Position localization

Job location

America/Carribean, USA, California


9241 Mace Boulevard, Davis, CA 95618, États-Unis

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master's degree

Minimum level of experience required

2 years or more


English (4 - Fluent)