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Senior Scientist (Breeding) Statistics | Bayer | Nunhem | Fulltime

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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health
care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and
improve their quality of life. The headquarters of Bayer Vegetable Seeds are located in
Nunhem (nearby Roermond). On this Bayer location more than 600 employees are
working in breeding, production, packaging, sales and distribution of vegetable
seeds. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the
passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Role description

As one of our Senior Scientist (Breeding) Statistics you are part of the Technology
Development group within the R&D division of Bayer Vegetable Seeds. This group consists of
15 colleagues covering the fields of Digital Phenotyping, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and
are mostly based in the Netherlands as well as in the USA. You will be responsible for
statistics research in Vegetable Seeds in EMEA and APAC and you will be based in the

Your mission is to contribute to the strategy for data-driven decision making in breeding and
to define and conduct statistics research. You will support your internal clients (Breeders,
Pre-breeders) with set-up and analysis of experiments and breeding practices and to
implement novel data analysis based breeding technologies. For this it is important that you
can connect to all aspects of R&D within Vegetable Seeds, you create practical solutions for
R&D questions and you translate externally available technologies into implemented and
accepted solutions.


- Manage the statistics team in the Netherlands
- Define, execute and manage strategic research projects on
  breeding statistics towards data driven decision making
- Implement data analysis based breeding technologies that fulfill the
  needs of internal clients and are accepted by clients and stakeholders
- Support internal clients with set-up and analysis of experiments and 
  breeding practices
- Scout for new and improved breeding statistics approaches, applications
  and collaborations
- Work independently along the group strategy to which you also
  actively contribute
- Align developments with systems and practices existing in Bayer
- Actively interact with other Bayer statistics groups


• Post-doctoral research experience (preferred)
• Ph.D. degree in quantitative genetics, statistics or (molecular)
biology / breeding with applications in (plant) breeding (Must)
• At least five years of relevant working experience
• Extensive experience in using the R-programming language (Must)
• A network within the community of breeding statistics
• Excellent project management skills
• Excellent intercultural communication

Other information

Do you recognize yourself in the below competencies?
• Customer focus
• Self-Development
• Collaborates (Ability to build intercultural relations across
disciplines, units and levels)
• Cultivates Innovation
• Convincing
• Drives Results


As a modern employer, we take care of our employees and help them find a balance between
career development opportunities and personal life planning. We offer our employees a wide
range of excellent career prospects around the world, a modern working environment and
competitive compensation. We strive to hire the best, most talented people from around the
world, and work to keep our employees as long as possible.

For more information regarding this job opportunity, please contact Uwe Thissen, Global
Head of Technology Development, +31 475-599633 or contact our recruiter Nicole
Kneepkens at +31 6 43992798. If you are interested and meet our profile, don't hesitate and
upload your cover letter and CV via the "apply" button.

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Bayer Vegetable Seeds

Listed by: Bayer Vegetable Seeds
Listed on: 06-09-2017
Country: The Netherlands
Region: Limburg
Employment: Permanent
Expertise: 6 - 10 years
Location Type: On location
Education: PhD.
Language: English
Sector: Agriculture & Crop Sciences
Specialisation: Research & Development

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