Carrot Pre-Breeder (H/F)

Vacancy details

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.

VILMORIN-MIKADO is a Business Unit of Limagrain. It brings together the activities of Vilmorin (French seed company) and Mikado (Japanese seed company).

VILMORIN-MIKADO is a global seed company which has strong bases spread over the five continents; it offers a wide, unique and original high-quality range to all professionals in the vegetable industry.

VILMORIN-MIKADO team conveys a strong commitment to customer-service and passion for vegetables. Strong by their diversity and entrepreneurship spirit, they hold our values of audacity, proximity and excellence.

From Vilmorin-MIKADO, expect quality seed of the tastiest products for your markets.

Everywhere, closer to you.





Local contract

Local contract only

Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Contractual hours


Main Goal

The main mission of the Carrot pre-breeder is to support varietal creation and innovation in collaboration with Limagrain Vegetable Seeds (LVS) breeding and technology teams. The Carrot Pre-Breeder will propose and lead Limagrain Vegetable Seeds upstream research projects on Carrot to transfer improved and novel genetic material to the breeding teams.

Job description

Main missions:
• Collect, maintain and characterize genetic resources
• Identify innovative traits in collaboration with breeders
• Manage a small team
• Develop new phenotyping methodologies for selected traits
• Lead/participate (to) trait projects in close collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams (breeding, pathology, markers, genomics)
• Genetic trait dissection selecting the most relevant approaches and generating appropriate populations
• Monitor technological developments in terms of general and fundamental pre-breeding knowledge in collaboration with other LVS pre-breeders


• Scientific degree specialized in Genetics/Breeding (Master's, PhD)
• Good knowledge of population, quantitative and molecular genetics applied to plant improvement
• Good knowledge in data statistical analyses
• Knowledge in pathology and physiology
• Genuine field and plant observation interest
• Affinity for field and greenhouse work
• Ability to propose and manage multiple projects
• Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and within a multicultural & matrix environment
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Good organization and coordination abilities
• Leadership skills and ability to manage people
• Fluent in English and French
• Ability to travel to interact with LVS and external collaborators and to visit trials
• Curious and innovative

Position localization

Job location

Europe, France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Gard (30)


Pazac, 30210 Lédenon, France

Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master's degree

Specific expertise


Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more


  • English (4 - Fluent)
  • French (4 - Fluent)


Position start date