Regional Hybrid Breeder (China) (H/F)

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General information


Limagrain is an agricultural co-operative owned by French farmers and an international seed group. It has almost 9,000 employees of 80 different nationalities, working in 57 countries.

Focused on the genetic progress of plants, Limagrain breeds, produces and sells field seeds, vegetable seeds and agri-food products. Thanks to its recognized brands, Limagrain is now the world's leading non-agrochemical company, the world's leading vegetable seed company and the second largest French industrial producer of bakery products.

Joining Limagrain means taking on widescale challenges: creating tomorrow's seeds to ensure they are ever more efficient, supporting agricultural production models so they are more positive for the environment and society in general, and imagining food that is a source of life and pleasure.

From the seed onwards, joining Limagrain means taking practical action today for the agriculture and food of tomorrow. Each year, nearly 300 new varieties of cereals and vegetables are created, 20 million euros are dedicated to preserving biodiversity and 16% of our turnover is invested in research.
Joining us means being guided by our purpose, namely cooperating for the progress of agriculture, everywhere, for everyone. - #Limagrain  




Limagrain Asia

Local contract

Local contract only

Position description



Employment Type

Regular Full Time

Main Goal

We are now seeking highly motivated individuals to join Limagrain China Field Research Team. Under supervision of China hybrid breeder manager, you will manage a regional commercial breeding program, to select the best hybrids for related corn market.

Job description

Hybrid development and Testing:

  • Develop and maintain the hybrid program focused on product pipelines in target segments. Ensuring that the pipeline hybrids can meet markets’ requirements in yield and other important agronomic traits.
  • Responsible for testing plan building, data analysis, product characterization and recommendation for hybrids advancement.
  • Involve in line breeding programs, to screen and select inbred lines serving for commercial hybrid development purpose.
  • Work closely with trial team on hybrid evaluation. Participate to the main testing activities (sowing, phenotyping, harvest, training, etc.).
  • Coordinate with PD teams, to ensure that all relevant information and data are available during hybrid advancement.
  • Work closely with PD, Sales and Marketing teams to collect information and fine-tune the breeding goals for hybridization.

Functional Support:

  • Coordinate with TI team for trait conversions for the parental lines of pipeline hybrids, give recommendation at every season.
  • Responsible for hybrids seed increase request and ensuring seeds availability for testing, demonstration, and registration.
  • Responsible for registration and PVP application document preparation for target segment.
  • Participate to other activities in research stations when needed (seed counting, pollination, etc.)
  • Manage budget and resources for program to attain the objectives.


  • Ph.D. or M.Sc. in Plant Breeding or related fields.
  • Three or more years of experience with strong background in breeding, quantitative genetics, statistics, and molecular technologies.
  • Willing to work in agriculture and corn breeding, as well as field work.
  • Ability to use software for data analyses, management, presentation, and reporting.
  • Good ability to leadership, management, communication, and teamwork.
  • Good language skill in both English and Chinese (oral and written).
  • Ability to work extended hours outdoors and frequent travels during entire growing season.
  • Driving license is required.

Position localization

Job location

Asia, China



Candidate criteria

Minimum level of education required

Master's degree

Minimum level of experience required

3 years or more


Position start date