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Syngenta Crop Protection Ltd. is looking for new postgrad to explore career opportunity and join our team.
Position Title: Assistant Breeder, Sweet Corn


About Syngenta:

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown.   We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

About This Job:

This position is responsible for tactical support to the Tropical and Sub-tropical sweet corn breeding. This is a full-time assignment and report directly to the Senior Breeder, Sweet Corn.

The main activities of this position relate to facilitate and participate in the breeding process for the target market by managing processes, projects, operations, data collection and analysis/summarization as well as coordinate with logistic team for seed shipment to other countries.

Essential Knowledge & Experience:

  • Sweet corn nursery and crossing block, maintaining, evaluating and harvesting.
  • Manage directly and/or review/oversee day-to-day field operations of including all aspects of growing, pollinating and harvesting.
  • Coordinate the management of nurseries and trials by NSPP
  • Assist in the evaluation of new experimental hybrids and selection within segregating populations.
  • Inspect fields and perform sample collection and submission for disease identification
  • Participate in evaluation of  segregating populations and fixed germplasm (lines and varieties) before and at eating stage
  • Manage/perform data collection of plant growth and harvest data.
  • Assist in disease screening activities depending on target disease.
  • Perform independent evaluation and data collection as request by the Breeder or Trial Officer.
  • Perform environmental monitoring and environment and field surveys in order to validate the overall value of trials and trial sites.
  • Coordinate and supervise the management of trials by third-party
  • Manage and maintain program data
  • Manage trials in Syngenta breeding databases
  • Manage the Syngenta databases for seed inventory
  • Ensure data integrity in Syngenta breeding databases
  • Develop and maintain excellent internal and external customer relationships.
  • Maintain strong relationships with internal personnel
  • Participate in team-wide technical activity together with other Breeder, Assistant Breeders and Technicians aimed to improve R&D practices
  • Maintain an active skill development program in line with Sweet Corn R&D skill development.
  • Participate with Breeder, Trial Officer and other Sweet Corn R&D person in setting breeding and team strategies.
  • Coordinate with logistic team for seed shipment to other countries.


  • MS (Plant Breeding) required
  • Knowledge of plant breeding, statistics and agricultural required.
  • Knowledge of biotechnology preferred
  • Ability to manage projects
  • Ability to work across diverse groups
  • Ability to summarize and clearly communicate information
  • Computer skills necessary to document development/management, database query, meeting organization and project/portfolio management
  • Possession Driving License

Additional Important Information:

  • Full time position.
  • Travel requirement: 90% for domestic and international
  • Work location: Khon Kaen, Thailand

In Syngenta we recognize that diversity and inclusion is important to our business.  We embrace the unique perspective and capabilities of our employees, which will help us continue to drive innovation and achieve our business goals. Our culture enables us to create an environment of involvement, respect and connection with the communities where we operate - benefitting individual employees and the company.

Syngenta Crop Protection Limited
25th Fl., Tower A
CW Tower
90 Ratchadapisek Road
Huai Khwang District
Bangkok, Thailand
Office +662-201-4999
Mobile +669-2264-3508
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