With nearly 1,300 employees, 18% of whom are employed outside of France, the RAGT group operates two complementary core businesses both of which are helping to develop an ambitious, innovative and competitive agricultural landscape : an agricultural and garden business at a regional level (Rouergue, Auvergne, Gévaudan, Tarnais) and a seed business

in more than 50 countries.

RAGT 2n, a research subsidiary of RAGT Semences, a major player in seeds selection, is recruiting
within its Statistical Genetics Unit a Statistician/Quantitative Geneticist m/f, at its cereal research
centre in Ickleton close to Cambridge.

Your tasks :

  • Responsible for supporting our breeding programs with statistical analyses and expertise with a focus on line and hybrid wheat.


  • Conduction of marker-assisted/genomic selection projects, mixed model analyses, diversity

analyses, and GWAS.


  •  Support the improvement of breeding schemes by investigating current breeding programs,

conducting simulation studies, and supporting breeding scheme changes in interaction with
breeders and other colleagues.


  • Strongly contribute to the improvement and development of tools and analyses pipelines

  • Work on the integration of new data sources for the improvement of breeding processes by testing

and comparing different statistical models and algorithms.

Your profile :

  • Ph.D., master, or engineer degree in statistics, quantitative genetics, plant or animal breeding, agricultural science, or related field with an analytical focus.

  • Very good programming skills with good knowledge of R scientific software and ability to manage large data analyses.

  • Experience in genetics and plant breeding is a plus.

  • Fluent in English.

  • Occasional travel to France.

  • Accurate, analytical mind, synthetic, critical thinking , open minded, people skills and organisational skills.

Our offer :
Location : Ickleton, England, United Kingdom.
Type of contract : permanent contract.
Working time : full time.

Reference : RECH/PDU/21/1456

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