Potato Breeder

Tuberosum Technologies Inc. - Broderick, SK (30+ days ago)

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Potato Breeding Technician


Full Time, Seasonal/Internship


Broderick, Saskatchewan


Highly Competitive, Commensurate with Experience


The Potato Breeding Technician will be responsible for a hands-on contribution to the continuous improvement of Tuberosum’s breeding program and variety development. The breeding technician will have a clear focus on the organized implementation and maintenance of material and data pertaining to the strategic breeding program. They will work closely with the Director of R & D to facilitate the development of new and better genetics for Tuberosum’s various markets. This will include but not be limited to hitting annual and 3-5 year breeding priorities and KPI’s to ensure we stay on the cutting edge of potato research worldwide.


· Hands-on traditional potato breeding activities e.g. pollen collection, cross-pollination, seed harvest etc

· Detailed phenotypic and genotypic data collection and assessment of material.

· Implement breeding plot plans for crossing, evaluation and agronomic trialling.

· Oversee data collection, statistical analysis and database management.

· Conduct laboratory activities e.g. Genetic Fingerprinting, Molecular Markers, Plant Tissue Culturing

· Operate and Maintain Greenhouse production

· Identify and Optimize agronomic best practices for greenhouse production

· Facilitate the management, implementation and reporting on Variety Trials.

· Identify keys for accelerated breeding and variety development

· Develop, Plan and Execute strategic breeding programs for identified markets.

· Prepare and present detailed reporting on various trial results, and laboratory assessments.

· Manage, implement and report weekly Field/Greenhouse Observation Reports.

· Manage, implement and report Bi-weekly Greenhouse Management reports.

· Seed quality assessment and inventory

· Bulk cross/Seed production implementation and management

· Liaise with local and international research community on breeding and research projects.

desired qualifications

· Doctorate or Master’s in Plant Genetics/Plant Breeding/Agrobiotechnology

· Experience with plant breeding, evaluation and variety development – Potatoes an asset

· Experience in a laboratory setting

· Experience with greenhouse management and botanical seed production

· Drivers License Required.


· Effective time management skills.

· Excellent oral and written communications skills.

· Proven ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.

· Proven ability to work independently or as part of a team.

· Proficiency in the use of the computer and Microsoft office programs.


· Strong knowledge and creativity of how to unleash the potential of the potato.

· Good working relationships with fellow employées, management and stakeholders

· Living the values of Tuberosum

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Casual Dress
  • Extended Health Care
  • Life Insurance


  • 8 Hour Shift

Work remotely:

  • No