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Limagrain Europe

Limagrain Europe breeds, produces and commercializes field seeds to farmers. Investments in Research and Development reach 14.3% of the annual Group turnover. Their products are sold in 50 countries through their 20 subsidiaries and many distributors. The brands are: LG and Advanta®. As one of the European leaders in wheat and forage maize, the LG brand is also a main player in sunflower and winter oilseed rape.

Limagrain Europe is a Business Unit of Limagrain. The fourth largest seed company worldwide, Limagrain is an international agricultural cooperative group, founded and managed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain distributes field seeds, vegetable seeds and cereal products.

Breeding research associate


The Limagrain Maize Breeding organization is expanding, and we are looking for a candidate to join our organization as breeding research associate supporting a breeding project based in Szeged, Hungary.  This position provides an excellent opportunity to develop your career working in a multi-disciplinary international environment, implement the breeding project: plan, lead and monitor the operational activities and scientific initiative.



  • Organize and implement the operational aspects of the breeding project: seed preparation, sowing, pollinations, scoring, sampling for genotyping, harvesting, shipment to counter season, reception of counter season seeds.
  • Design nursery and field trials
  • Executing breeding related tasks in the summer and winter nurseries.
  • Realize assessment of lines by visiting and scoring trials and nurseries, to collect and develop a robust knowledge of the germplasm, including travel in Ukraine and Russia.
  • Manage the project in the breeding IT systems.
  • Analyze all data with appropriate tools
  • Assist the Breeding Project Leader in the breeding decisions
  • Collaborate in scientific initiatives closely with multi-disciplinary teams to contribute to implementation of new breeding methods, tools or software.

People Management:

  • Manage a breeding team in accordance with the Leadership and managerial referential expected level in place. 
  • Ensure that all team members follow the company standards (health, safety and environment and other).
  • Maintains a strong relation with other teams of Limagrain Field Seeds (breeding stations, product development and marketing, pathology group, seed producers, logistic groups, etc.), regularly participates at meetings and study trips abroad.


  • Ms or equivalent in Plant Breeding and Genetics, or a closely related field, is required.
  • Experience as a research associate in maize breeding or another hybrid crop in a successful commercial program
  • Good knowledge in breeding, genetics, agronomy and application of modern tools and technologies for improvement of maize are necessary.
  • Ability to use software for data analyses and management, presentation, and reporting; basic competence in statistics and data management is required.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, attention to details and analytical skills are needed.
  • Leadership skills and experience in managing people and programs
  • Driver license (category B)
  • Ability to negotiate in the English language

Breeding research associate

Full time
1 - 2 years of experience

Published on 11.02.2021

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