24 de enero de 2014

breeding informatics job Dupont-Pioneer (Seville, Spain)

os paso una oferta que me ha llegado por si a alguien le interesa, el contacto es  Eva Guzmán (eva dot guzman at pioneer dot com), hasta luego,

Senior Research Associate position


Provide computer and software support for researchers in crop product development programs world-wide. The senior research associate will be an integral part of the crop development team located in, and supported by, the researchers in Seville, Spain. The successful candidate will provide support for IM tools and processes and may interact with project leaders, SCRUM team(s) and members of the non-corn hybrid crop breeding staff to assist in the development and implementation of software solutions to meet research and production needs.

Provide training and client support for software applications. The successful candidate will troubleshoot and resolve technical problems primarily in support of sunflower and canola breeding in European countries. The successful applicant will work directly with breeders to become familiarized with research activities and processes relevant to the crop and region they support. They will interact directly with the app support representative in Johnston to implement software solutions, train clients worldwide on the use of software, and offer timely solutions to client IM needs. She/he will prepare and maintain training materials and provide training for new staff. 

Ensure that production bugs are routed through the recommended channels for prompt resolution and that clients’ needs are addressed in a timely and efficient manner. The successful candidate will work directly with clients and the development team(s) to promptly address urgent production issues. She/he may contribute to the establishment of a knowledge base to assist other client support representatives in addressing IM support needs, log production bugs, document bug fixes and ensure they are communicated to relevant RIM Support and Development teams.

Under the direction of the CPD RIM Support Manager, serve as the primary support contact on key initiatives and software development projects directly related to the crops and regions he/she supports. Responsibilities will include working with research clients to identify and document IM needs, working with software development staff to provide IM solutions when necessary, validating and testing newly developed software, and developing end-user documentation. Adapt and test compatibility of internal systems with locally available hardware.


• B.S. degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Information Systems, Biology, Agronomy, Molecular Genetics, Plant Breeding or related field with 2 – 4 years of industry related experience or M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Agronomy or related field with 0 – 2 years of industry related experience or B.S.
o Science competencies;
 Experience in lab/field/greenhouse plant breeding research. Knowledge of experimental design and/or statistics. Understanding of molecular genetics and molecular breeding applications as it pertains to cultivar development.

o IM competencies;
 Excellent database, web, and/or PC skills, both functional and technical skills preferred. Experience supporting or strong familiarity with Windows Operating System. Experience with database and/or network support. Familiarity with personal computer software, client-server technology, and internet technology. Familiarity with software application to plant breeding preferred.  Demonstrated understanding of relational databases and ability to extract, summarize, and report large amounts of data.  Strong desire to contribute to the discovery and implementation of IM solutions in support of breeding activities.

o General competencies;
 Excellent written and oral communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner.  Experience coordinating technical training and support programs to clients. Experience with customer-service preferred. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage priorities in a high-demand, time-sensitive work environment.  Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in a diverse team environment.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

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