About Us

Sakata is committed to providing a workplace free of any and all kinds of discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and strive to promote a culturally diverse workforce. Thanks to our global and multicultural business environment, individuals can meet and work with people from all over the world.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*:

  • Provide support to SAH plant breeders by developing and applying disease resistance screening tests in the lab, greenhouse and field.
  • Provide direction and leadership in breeder support pathology activities in the assigned crops for SAH and its subsidiaries / cooperatives.
  • Assist Product Development and Sales in cultivar evaluation for disease reaction, information development and exchange.
  • Provide disease diagnosis and recommend control strategies.
  • Provide general pathology support for the company and manage the Florida plant pathology budget and facilities.
  • Provide leadership and review work for one plant pathologist, including providing evaluation, hiring and firing input to senior management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION REQUIRED:

  • PhD in Plant Pathology

EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND:

  • 3 years experience in applied plant pathology in industry or academic setting
  • 3 years’ experience to include demonstrated proficiency in the following:
    • Applied plant pathology, emphasizing disease resistance evaluation for cultivar improvement, and disease detection and diagnosis
    • Laboratory skills in applied plant pathology
    • Pathogen detection and identification, and disease diagnosis techniques

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Only incidental domestic travel is required for this position; less than 10 days per year.

Send a  Resume to hr@sakata.com