Vilmorin North America

Job Info
  1. Job Title: Assistant Lettuce Breeder
  2. Location: Gilroy, CA
  3. Number: 10190
  4. Post Date: 4/6/2018
Job description

Job Title:            Assistant Lettuce Breeder

Job Location:     Gilroy, CA

Salary:                DOE

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The fourth largest seed company in the world. Limagrain is an international cooperative group created and directed by French farmers. As a creator and producer of plant varieties, Limagrain markets field seeds, vegetable seeds, and cereal products.

VILMORIN-MIKADO is a Business Unit of Group Limagrain, a company headquartered in France; specializes in the breeding, production, and marketing of vegetable seeds and tree seeds for professional farmers worldwide. The diversity within our multicultural teams drives the company’s growth strategy through quality products, expertise, and commitments to excellence.

Purpose: Assist the Research Director in the continued development of commercially viable lettuce varieties. Provide breeder assistant support to other breeding programs.


Job Duties:

  • The scheduling and execution of appropriate crosses, determined by the breeder

  • Planting/managing R & D Trials

  • Evaluation of R & D trials, in the absence of the breeder, and the digging of appropriate selections

  • Data collection for intellectual property rights applications

  • Breeder seed maintenance

  • Accurate and complete records of your work

  • Travel as necessary

  • Writing a brief, weekly summary of activities

  • Assist with Bremia screening in the Pathology Lab

  • Other duties and responsibilities as required by management



  • BS or higher in the specified field.

  • Basic office environment experience (phones, copying, faxing, filing etc.)

  • Computer skills (working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Internet, E-mail)

  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

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