Pre-Breeder, France

For our pre-breeding station in Eyragues, France we are looking for a fulltime


Main tasks

Under direct supervision of the director of plant breeding and research of Takii France, you will responsible for proposing new innovative breeding programs in vegetable crops. Identification, selection and study of innovative traits in term of quality and resistance will be amongst your main tasks, although all agronomical traits such as plant architecture, tolerance to abiotic stresses will also be targets of the pre-breeding. You will be in charge of setting up new research collaborations with universities and institutes. You will be supported by a team of researchers, breeders, plant pathologist located in France, Spain, the Netherlands and Japan.

Job requirements

We expect you to have a passion for molecular biology, physiology and genetics. You must have a PhD in plant sciences, with a specialisation in Molecular biology and Genetics, and 1 -2 postdoc graduations. Ideally, you will have 3 to 5 years’ experience in Public institute or seed company. If you do not have the postdocs, 3 to 5 years in Public institute or seed company is mandatory. You must have good knowledge of molecular biology, physiology and genetics. Experience with Tomatoes or a Solanaceous crop will be considered a plus!

It goes without saying that you are analytical, creative and driven.

For this function, it is necessary that you are fluent in English and French. If you speak Spanish that would also be considered as a plus. You love to work both individually and in a team, and you are adept at organizing your own working hours. Living and working in a rural setting in France appeals to you, as does travelling to Spain and the Netherlands regularly. You are experienced in working with breeding software.


Working at Takii stands for working at a financially solid and strongly growing company. We offer a challenging position in an international organization with room for initiative and personal development. Initiative and results will be rewarded with a good remuneration package and excellent secondary working conditions.

Information and job application

If you would like to know more about this position, please contact Robert Legnani (director of plant breeding and research) at +33490928186 or email rle@spam-protecttakii.fr.

Please send your job application (CV and letter of motivation) in English to Conny Allon, HR Manager, at our headquarters in De Kwakel, the Netherlands, via email hr@spam-protecttakii.eu.


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