Genomic Scientist - Cultivation

Genomic Scientist - Cultivation

Denver, CO & Toronto, Canada | Full Time | Salary

Job Summary:

The Genomic Scientist – Cultivation will provide technical expertise to enhance current traditional breeding techniques with advanced molecular assisted breeding technologies and analysis in order to deliver products faster with lower development costs. The Genomic Scientist – Cultivation will act as a valuable resource to the Cultivation R&D team with statistical expertise in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and molecular marker development.

About the Firm:

The firm’s products are made from their world-renowned hemp genetics grown 100% in the USA. Founded in Colorado,the firm is an industry leader in quality, safety, consistency and social responsibility to improve thousands of lives daily through the use of its products. The firm is driven by principles that extend far beyond the bottom line. It is our goal to provide products of the highest possible quality, while contributing to the sustainability of the communities we have the privilege of serving.

About You:

  • Working knowledge of horticulture, agronomy, pathology, physiology

  • Expertise in statistical programming languages (R, SAS, Python, etc.)

  • Proven ability to work with large and complex datasets

  • Keen ability to statistically analyze phenotypic and genetic data (association analysis, linkage mapping, QTL mapping, genomic selection)

  • Proven ability to develop and implement experimental genetic methodologies

  • Prior experience as a direct supervisor leading and interacting with complex teams

  • Experience presenting results to varied audiences & influencing project direction/strategy

  • Demonstrated ability to foster & maintain relationships at all levels of the organization, and with external partners

Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish strategies and methods to fully leverage genomic insights in breeding decisions

  • Develop and implement molecular marker technology for specific traits of interest

  • Assess current germplasm through genotyping methodologies for relatedness, to monitor characteristics, and for future trait integration projects

  • Work with the Cultivation R&D team and Plant Breeder to develop the genomic strategy for RIL and hybrid cultivar development

  • Manage the continuous flow of new lines through genomic analysis to augment our understanding of our germplasm structure over breeding cycles

  • Collaborate with internal and external teams to develop functional genetic markers for trait integration and to speed selections before flowering

  • Perform statistical analysis on large and complex data sets for variance components and etc. to optimize the breeding program and other research endeavors

  • Produce high quality data analysis. Apply rigor in study design and analytical methods, plan and execute data processing, and develop effective ways of presenting and delivering the results to maximize impact and interpretability

  • Author reports and present data in a clear, concise, and actionable manner

  • Perform work within budgets and in a timely manner

Qualifications:

  • PhD in bioinformatics, quantitative statistics, computational biology, molecular genetics, or related field

  • 5+ years of genomic experience, preferably within a commercial plant breeding environment

Benefits: We offer best-in-class benefits, including:

  • Company-Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision

  • 3 Weeks of Paid Vacation Your First Year

  • 401K Match with Automatic Vesting

  • Up to 9 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

  • Self-Tailored Wellness Program

  • Generous Employee Discount

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