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Breeding Technician (m/f/d) for yield testing & seed production in Hybrid Rye Breeding

Breeding Technician (m/f/d) for yield testing & seed production in Hybrid Rye Breeding

Field of Work:  Breeding

Bergen, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  8303

Are you passionate about agriculture and eager to bring in your skills for results-oriented teamwork in the hybrid rye breeding program? Then join our international team at KWS LOCHOW GmbH in Wohlde-Bergen, Germany as a Breeding Technician (m/f/d) for yield testing & seed production in Hybrid Rye Breeding. This position is unlimited and in full-time.


These will be your key tasks and areas of responsibility:

  • Technical supervision of performance tests and stress tests at test sites in Germany and abroad, as well as coordination of the measures to be taken
  • Maintenance of the database of performance testing and efficient dissemination of the data across
  • Statistical calculation of data from the performance tests across different environments 
  • Preparation of summary analyses and presentation graphics as part of the annual reporting process
  • Independent technical supervision of seed production for hybrid rye breeding
  • Preparation of the seed material for the use of internal performance tests and/or value tests
  • Technical guidance of seasonal staff


Bring in your strengths:

  • Completed training or studies in the field of agricultural economics or a comparable degree.  
  • Good knowledge of crop cultivation and experience in field trials are an advantage 
  • Independent working style, team spirit and a high sense of responsibility
  • Driving license class B / BE required (C1E / CE desirable)
  • Good skills in common MS-Office applications, especially Excel
  • Business fluent German as well as good written and spoken English skills
  • Willingness to travel seasonally (up to 15%)


Start your future with us! What we offer to help you grow:

  • Our breeding station is located in the beautiful South Heath in the district of Celle in Lower Saxony 
  • The results of your practical work on the plant can be seen and followed up every day 
  • We create the appropriate framework conditions for you: flexible working hours, capital-forming benefits, company pension plan, Christmas and vacation bonus, preferential shares, childcare allowance, job bike.
  • True to the motto: "Make yourself grow!" we promote individual professional and personal development (stays abroad, language training, on-the-job training)


Did we spark your interest? Then apply now via our online portal and send us the necessary documents (cover letter, CV, relevant certificates). We look forward to getting to know you!


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for more than 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. Around 6.000 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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