Monsanto Trait Integration Breeder in ST. LOUIS, Missouri

Monsanto’s traits and germplasm play an increasingly important role in feeding the world today and tomorrow. Growers enjoy superior yields and reliability as never before in the history of agriculture due to our insect protected, drought resistant and high yielding traited-germplasm. They also enjoy unprecedented convenience from our breakthrough herbicide traits.

The Trait Integration Conversion Breeder is a critical role in the acceleration of new breakthrough traits from the world’s largest & most successful trait pipeline, together with the most diverse & elite germplasm globally across crops. In this role you will leverage and also help with the creation of advanced technology & automation, the world’s largest & fastest genotyping labs & game changing predictive information systems.

As a member of the Global Trait & Pipeline Delivery team you will gain superior on-the-job development to grow as a leader. You will be central in delivering trait packages in Monsanto elite germplasm for the advancement of Monsanto’s commercial product pipeline. You will experience a flexible & fun work environment where an attitude of “anything is possible” is the norm. You will get broad exposure with teams across the company, impacting critical strategic decisions for our future product delivery. As part of our top-flight team you will immediately have the ability to impact agriculture on a global scale.


  • Develop canola products using analytics and modeling, marker assisted selection and other breeding methodologies

  • Evaluate performance of converted inbreds and hybrids and make advancement decisions to support the commercial pipeline

  • Lead the development and implementation of new strategies that accelerate and improve success of product delivery

  • Innovate the trait conversion process and file invention disclosures as appropriate

  • Partner with members of our Biotechnology, Breeding and Commercial organizations serving as a key member of the technology development pipeline

  • Stay current on relevant technical advances

Required Skills / Experience:

  • Ph.D. in plant or animal breeding, agronomy, plant physiology, or a related field or MS degree and 5 years of experience

  • Strong background in breeding, quantitative genetics, statistics, and molecular technologies

  • Highly self-motivated, detail-oriented, and innovative

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong project management skills

Desired Skills / Experience:

  • Experience with canola research

  • Strong record of innovation and process improvement in breeding, trait integration, or trait development research

  • Strong understanding of database systems and management of large data sets

Organization: GLB Breeding - TPD Mgmt51180393_

Title: Trait Integration Breeder

Location: North America-USA-Missouri-St. Louis

Requisition ID: 01PXK

Job: Research & Development

Schedule: Full-time

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