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Regional Hybrid Breeder (China) (H/F)

Vacancy details

General information


Limagrain is an agricultural cooperative and an international seed group owned by 1,300 farmers located in Auvergne (in the center of France). Present in 49 countries and with 9,335 employees, the Group breeds, produces and distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products. Focused on the genetic progress of plants, Limagrain is the fourth largest seed group worldwide.  




Limagrain Asia

Local contract

Local contract only

Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Main Goal

We are now seeking highly motivated individuals to join Limagrain China Field Research Team. Under supervision of China hybrid breeder manager, you will manage a regional commercial breeding program, to select the best hybrids for related corn market.

Job description

Hybrid development and Testing:

  • Develop and maintain the hybrid program focused on product pipelines in target segments. Ensuring that the pipeline hybrids can meet markets’ requirements in yield and other important agronomic traits.
  • Responsible for testing plan building, data analysis, product characterization and recommendation for hybrids advancement.
  • Involve in line breeding programs, to screen and select inbred lines serving for commercial hybrid development purpose.
  • Work closely with trial team on hybrid evaluation. Participate to the main testing activities (sowing, phenotyping, harvest, training, etc.).
  • Coordinate with PD teams, to ensure that all relevant information and data are available during hybrid advancement.
  • Work closely with PD, Sales and Marketing teams to collect information and fine-tune the breeding goals for hybridization.

Functional Support:

  • Coordinate with TI team for trait conversions for the parental lines of pipeline hybrids, give recommendation at every season.
  • Responsible for hybrids seed increase request and ensuring seeds availability for testing, demonstration, and registration.
  • Responsible for registration and PVP application document preparation for target segment.
  • Participate to other activities in research stations when needed (seed counting, pollination, etc.)
  • Manage budget and resources for program to attain the objectives.


  • Ph.D. or M.Sc. in Plant Breeding or related fields.
  • Three or more years of experience with strong background in breeding, quantitative genetics, statistics, and molecular technologies.
  • Willing to work in agriculture and corn breeding, as well as field work.
  • Ability to use software for data analyses, management, presentation, and reporting.
  • Good ability to leadership, management, communication, and teamwork.
  • Good language skill in both English and Chinese (oral and written).
  • Ability to work extended hours outdoors and frequent travels during entire growing season.
  • Driving license is required.

Position localization

Job location

Asia, China



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master's degree

Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more


Position start date