Plant Breeder
Cronos Group Inc.
Stayner, ON
Our goal is to establish the most valuable international cannabis community comprised of passionate, daring people, driven by quality and integrity, who are determined to write history. We hire talented people who thrive on solving difficult problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. If you want to play a part in shaping a new industry and building a historically significant company, we want to meet you.

Position Overview:
The Plant Breeder will manage the breeding program and coordinate a group of horticultural technicians who conduct the crosses. The Plant Breeder will be responsible for the correct execution of the breeding program and be involved in the design.

Responsibilities:
  • Manages the accurate execution of a breeding program.
  • Coordinates with horticultural technicians to execute crosses
  • Produces and/or maintains a diverse and unique genetic palette of plants.
  • Operates environmental control and irrigation systems.
  • Keeps data and records on plants.
  • Assists in research tasks as assigned
  • Other duties as required to support the organization.
Working Conditions:
  • Work environment can be warm and humid, similar to a greenhouse environment
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Standing & walking for long periods of time
  • Frequent bending, kneeling and reaching
  • Ability to perform a series of repetitive operations requiring manual dexterity and visual acuity
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:
  • Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant biological science emphasizing plant breeding preferred but not required.
  • Able to work with Microsoft Excel for data entry and analysis
  • Experience with cannabis desired but not required.
  • Strong working knowledge and interest in propagation, and potted plant production.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct specific research to answer questions and solve problems.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills to communicate effectively.
  • Scientific curiosity, personal drive and networking abilities.
Job Description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.