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You will contribute to the development, implementation and operational use of molecular breeding processes by integrating both genotypic and phenotypic information generated from Plant Research and Breeding programs, using advanced modelling techniques to analyze complex datasets, and applying results to increase genetic gain. You will :• Contribute to the development and implementation of a precision phenotyping platform for field trial activities; providing data management, statistical, scripting and mathematics expertise.• Translate research questions to a statistical hypothesis and provide expert advice on designing field trials.• Develop and implement new approaches for processing raw sensor-based phenotype data and data analysis of those processed data. Discuss findings with internal customers.• Contribute to external collaborations in different areas (e.g. spectral sensor data interpretation, causal modeling, use of weather and soil data in Plant Research and Breeding, …).• Contribute to building the internal critical mass on the optimal use of sensor-based phenotyping and weather and soil data.


• You have obtained a Ph.D. in (bio)statistics, quantitative genetics or plant breeding with strong background on experimental design and statistical analysis. Alternatively you obtained a MSc. in any of these areas and have at least 5 years of experience in a similar position.• Expert in linear mixed modeling and multivariate data analysis techniques, preferably using asreml-R. Experience in causal modeling is an asset.• Strong general understanding of statistical methodologies and data management technologies. • Acquaintance with plant field research, breeding and/or plant biology is an asset.• Experience working with remote sensing indexes and GIS layers will be a plus.• You have a creative and innovative mindset and can operate in a complex working environment. • Your knowledge of English, both written and oral is excellent.• As you will be working in a multicultural environment, you are a team player with strong interpersonal communication skills.

How to Apply

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now via

About Our Organization

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. Ghent is home to our innovation center for plant biotechnology. About 400 people conduct research into improved agricultural crops, such as oilseed rape, cotton, rice, soybeans, sugar cane and wheat. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.


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