Research Associate – Melon in Davis, CA


HM.CLAUSE is a Business Unit of Limagrain, an international agricultural co-operative founded and managed by farmers. HM.CLAUSE specializes in the breeding, production, and sale of vegetable seeds. From the world market to the farmer’s market, we collaborate with our customers to deliver successful solutions for the agricultural challenges of today and produce the highest quality vegetable seeds for the future. Our global team of experts and state-of-the-art research facilities enable us to work side-by-side with growers to provide the most regionally relevant and reliable vegetable seeds available.
If our mission resonates with your passion, we look forward to your application.
You will be a great fit if you have experience similar to:

Candidate must be an effective communicator both orally and in written.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Experience in database management and statistical analysis tools and have a strong desire to manage projects that use these tools
Able to travel domestically and internationally
Initiative driven, independent, and capable of working effectively in groups.
Interested in a dynamic work environment where daily/weekly/monthly activity changes are seen for different planting cycles. Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Exhibit sound and accurate judgment. Accept personal responsibility for task fulfillment and job performance.
Ability to communicate effectively in English. Basic Spanish is preferred.
Act as advocate for program with internal and external stakeholders.

To be considered, you will need: The candidate that will thrive in this role brings teamwork and dependability skills. We look for:

B.S. in the field of Plant Breeding, Plant Science, Agronomy, Horticulture, Genetics, Statistics, Biology or related field, plus 4 or more years of experience in a research program or M.S. in a similar field plus 2 or more years of experience in a research program.
Experience in an applied plant breeding program is preferable.
Understanding of basic principles of plant breeding and Mendelian genetics is desirable
Experience with statistical analysis software is a plus.

The rewards of working here: You join an expert team of innovators and creators that collaborate with farmers around the world to sustainably enhance the taste and quality of healthy food. Our goal is to form teams that inspire and learn from each other as they work to elevate our products from seed to table. We recognize our employees as our most valued resource and work to create an atmosphere that is supportive, healthy, and progressive. We promote an environment of wellness and well-being and hybrid schedules when it is appropriate for the position. It is an important and expanding piece of our local and global mission for Diversity & Inclusion programs and support groups in the corporate world.
HM.CLAUSE offers a strong compensation and benefits package to its employees:

Competitive salary

This position’s range is $65,000 – $78,000

Comprehensive Benefits Choices

Medical, Dental, Vision

Work/Life Balance

12 Paid Holidays per year
Floating Holiday per year
Paid shutdown holidays
Progressive time off starting at 80-vacation hours

Company Covered Benefits

Company paid Life Insurance, Long Term Care, Long and Short-Term Disability

Wellness Benefits

Annual Fitness reimbursements, covered massage benefits & unlimited health coaching
Family EAP, Telehealth and Mental Wellness Services

Internal Career Progression

Learning Environment
Promotions from within
Paid Annual Training
Tuition Reimbursement

Welcoming Environment

Business casual attire; open door policy; hybrid schedule

Financial Wellness

401(k) dollar for dollar Employer matching
Additional Employer 401(k) Contribution per paycheck
Traditional and Roth (401k) plans options
Company Profit sharing in December

Family Benefits

Maternity and Paternity paid time off
Fertility and Infertility benefits
Low family medical deductibles

We are a company with a supportive culture and leadership. We encourage you to be part of our journey to enhance the world’s food supply and support the farmers that grow them.

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