Syngenta Plant Sciences

Syngenta Plant Sciences Germplasm Development Scientist Brassica Job

Germplasm Development Scientist Brassica

Karnal, Haryana, India | Full-time

Company Description

As a world market leader in crop protection, Syngenta Crop Protection helps farmers to counter threats and ensure enough safe, nutritious, and affordable food for all. They strive to minimize the use of land and other agricultural inputs while keeping plants safe from planting to harvesting. Headquartered in Switzerland, Syngenta Crop Protection is dedicated to sustainable agriculture.

Job Description

Role purpose

  • Development of inbred lines and hybrid varieties for targeted markets
  • Leading nursery, hybrid testing, and other breeding program activities
  • Implementing strategies for commercially successful lines and hybrids, focusing on genetic gain and long-term breeding program success
  • Implementing breeding strategies, marker breeding techniques, and performance prediction methods to optimize the program


  • Maintaining and developing a product development portfolio aligned with market segment needs
  • Ensuring compliance with safety and stewardship policies and practices
  • Effective communication with peers and supervisors to provide status updates and address project issues
  • Understanding market needs and translating them into breeding targets
  • Developing expertise in crop biology, germplasm, and critical trait priorities
  • Contributing to crop strategy and product profiles development
  • Deploying new breeding technologies and methods
  • Using analytic and data science tools for product selection and genomic selection
  • Providing input on hybrid advancement decisions based on market segment needs
  • Quantitative assessment of pipeline performance and determination of genetic gain rates
  • Collaborating with Trait Development Leads and Genetic scientists to develop marker-trait associations and innovative traits
  • Collecting field notes on agronomic traits on inbred and hybrid materials


Knowledge, experience & capabilities

  • PhD. / MS degree and demonstrated competency in Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Plant Science or related areas
  • Knowledge and experience in conventional plant breeding techniques, germplasm management, diversity analysis, experimental design, quantitative genetics, and statistical analysis including prediction theory.
  • Good understanding of the fundamentals of genome wide (GW) and marker assisted breeding approaches. Explore ways to implement these approaches to improve efficiency of breeding program.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented atmosphere with strong communication skills. Ability to generate reports for other scientists to use in decision making.
  • Results oriented and driven to deliver commercially successful varieties to meet market targets.
  • Relentless focus on improving genetic gain. Implementation of new analysis approaches or field designs to assist with this improvement.
  • Integrate a team with different expertise areas to drive data driven decisions.
  • Inclusive working approach within a team of culturally diverse colleagues.
  • Ability to support marketing teams on best growing practices and market positioning based on phenotyping, environmental data analysis, and modelling.
  • The incumbent will lead the disruption of the conventional breeding processes through innovation. Creativity, fast learner and ability to influence are critical personality capabilities for this role.

Additional information

  • Regional and international travel required.
  • Operates in a team setting, working independently on a section of the breeding project for which they have authority but coordinating activities with other team members.
  • Ability to work under adverse environmental conditions
  • Employee may, as part of his/her role and maybe through multifunctional teams, participate in the creation and design of innovative solutions. In this context, Employee may contribute to inventions, designs, other work product, including know-how, copyrights, software, innovations, solutions, and other intellectual assets.

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Keywords: Germplasm Development Scientist, Plant Breeding, Plant Physiology, Plant Science, Crop Protection, Breeding Program, Germplasm Management, Genetic Gain, Marker-assisted Breeding, Data Analysis, Sustainable Agriculture. Please ensure you are subscribed to the Biotecnika Times Newsletter and our YouTube channel to be notified of the latest industry news. Follow us on social media like TwitterTelegramFacebook and Instagram.

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