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days ago Basf France

Wheat Breeder

  • Internship
  • Longerenong, AUSTRALIA
  • IT development

Job description

We are a leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. Our success as a company relies on the engagement of our employees. We encourage our employees to develop their strengths, and we recognize their achievements. For you, this means a wide variety of job roles, and exciting opportunities for learning and career development.


· Longerenong location
· Support innovation in the wheat industry
· Diverse role including data analysis, glass house, and field-based experiments
· Career opportunity
· Hands on role
· Exposure to Global wheat breeding programs
About BASF

We are the world's leading chemical company, with the best teams developing intelligent solutions for our customers and for a sustainable future. We help our customers to feed, fuel, build and drive the population.

Our key business units include Agriculture, Coatings, Mining and we support a diverse range of industries through our Manufacturing Solutions division.
Further information is available at www.basf.com/au

The opportunity

This is a unique opportunity to join our innovation team at Longerenong where you will play a key role in developing and testing new wheat varieties for the Australian market. As our Wheat Breeder you will actively develop new germplasm, design testing, conduct experiments and articulate your findings.
You will utilise your breeding experience and knowledge of molecular breeding to drive innovation in our wheat breeding program. You will utilise and enhance our genomic selection tools and build on our existing capability in hybrid wheat seed. As a key industry stakeholder your will also actively build mutually beneficial relationships with our research and tertiary partners.

Join an engaging and committed team who will support and enhance your career. This is an exciting opportunity to apply your expertise in a role with variety and where you can truly have an impact.

What we are looking for
· PhD or Master’s in Plant Breeding, Quantitative Genetics, Molecular Breeding or similar
· Experience or knowledge of breeding methods, trial designs, data analysis and molecular markers
· Experience in breeding cereal crops (eg. wheat, barley, oats, etc)
· Demonstrated analytical skills
· Effective communication skills What is in it for you?
The opportunity to be part of the world’s leading chemical and seed company, based at our Longerenong site. An attractive salary, annual bonus, company vehicle and great working environment is on offer for the successful candidate.

How to apply

Please click on the apply button below to submit your application. Due to the current Covid-19 (corona virus) public health situation, interviews will be conducted virtually.
Please note that all applicants require the legal right to work permanently (citizenship or permanent residency) in Australia at the time of applying.