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24.11.2021

Scientist in plant breeding / molecular genetics (80-100%)

  • 5070CH-5070 Frick
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Das FiBL ist eine der weltweit führenden Forschungseinrichtungen zur biologischen Landwirtschaft. Es hat Standorte in der Schweiz, Deutschland und Österreich. Die Stärken des FiBL sind interdisziplinäre Forschung, gemeinsame Innovationen mit Landwirten und der Lebensmittelindustrie, lösungsorientierte Entwicklungsprojekte und ein rascher Wissenstransfer.
Das FiBL ist eine der weltweit führenden Forschungseinrichtungen zur biologischen Landwirtschaft. Es hat Standorte in der Schweiz, Deutschland und Österreich. Die Stärken des FiBL sind interdisziplinäre Forschung, gemeinsame Innovationen mit Landwirten und der Lebensmittelindustrie, lösungsorientierte Entwicklungsprojekte und ein rascher Wissenstransfer.

Scientist in plant breeding / molecular genetics (80-100%)

The Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) is one of the world’s leading institutes in the field of organic agriculture. For the Department of Crop Sciences we are looking for a

Scientist in plant breeding / molecular genetics (80-100%)

The Plant Breeding team at FiBL focus on resistance breeding of white lupin, breeding for mixed cropping and for plant microbiome interaction of pea, participatory breeding of cotton and neglected food crops in the global South. In order to advance breeding efficiency, a new position has been set up to develop mo-lecular tools and implement marker assisted and genomic selection in organic breeding programmes. The position is available by 1st March 2022 or upon agreement.

Job description

  • Establishing scientific excellence in development and application of up to date molecular markers and sequencing tool to improve selection and diversity management
  • Supporting ongoing project on with GWAS, MAS and genomic selection methodologies
  • Developing bioinformatics/statistical tools to exploit plant-microbiome interactions in holobiont-based breeding programmes
  • Co-Supervise MSc and PhD students in lab and field experiments
  • Acquisition, management, implementation of basic and applied research projects incl. technical and financial reporting at national, European and international level
  • Scientific advice, transfer of competences and network facilitation for the organic breeding sector
  • Significantly advance this research field via high-quality publications, acquisition of research funds and impact-related contributions
  • Develop strategies for systems-based breeding for organic and climate neutral farming systems

 Your Profile

  • PhD degree and experience in molecular and quantitative genetics and plant breeding
  • Strong competences in quantitative genetics, GWAS, genomic selection, functional genomics, epige-netics and willingness to explore genomic analysis of microbiome for holobiont-based breeding
  • Experience in experimental molecular biology, bioinformatics, R, and bioinformatics as well as in project management, project acquisition, scientific coordination, and publication in international journals
  • Experience with Horizon 2020 Project and developing countries (Africa) will be an asset
  • High self-motivation in applied and solution oriented research and the ability to work both inde-pendently and as a team player in a multi-disciplinary, international research environment
  • Interest in organic farming and sustainable agriculture.
  • Proficiency in written and oral German and English is mandatory, French and other languages are plus

We offer  

  • An exciting opportunity for career development in an international working environment and  with-in a motivated team in a multi-disciplinary context
  • Excellent work conditions in Frick, Switzerland (between Basel and Zürich)

Did we raise your interest? If you have any questions, please contact Monika Messmer.

Please submit your electronic application (letter describing your background and motivation, CV incl. publication list, referees contact details) by January 10, 2022 to bewerbung(at)fibl.org

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5070CH-5070 Frick

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