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Laboratory Lead (m/f/d) for Cell Culture

Laboratory Lead (m/f/d) for Cell Culture

Field of Work:  Laborservices

Bergen, Lower Saxony, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS LOCHOW GMBH (0095)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote: 
Job ID:  9607


We are looking to recruit a committed and qualified lead to manage a plant cell culture laboratory, which provides plant material for breeding purposes, at KWS LOCHOW GmbH in Wohlde, Lower Saxony.  The position is permanent and full-time. 


Your tasks: 

  • Management of a cell culture laboratory specialised on double haploid production for cereal crops 
  • Planning of production programs alongside the requirements of the breeding departments
  • Monitoring and cordination of all production workflows in the laboratory and glasshouse
  • Professional and technical leadership of the team as well as its further development
  • Continuous identification of improvement in the production processes and their implementation 
  • Implementation of LIMS in the laboratory and continuous development of Quality Management processes, together with LIMS and QM-expert teams

Your profile: 

  • Bachelor in agricultural science, biology, or comparable education with experience in plant cell culture systems
  • Proven experience in personnel management
  • Experience in sterile laboratory work and in-vitro plant propagation is necessary
  • Fluency in written and spoken German, good knowledge of English is essential
  • Good knowledge of MS-Office, experience in other IT systems (LIMS) is an advantage
  • Excellent team player with strong communication skills
  • Structured and result oriented working method


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

  • As a family-run company, we live by the values of closeness, reliability, vision and independence - a culture which is also lived in practice, e.g. through an open and friendly working atmosphere
  • Our headquarters for the Cereals Business Unit is located in a rural setting in the beautiful Südheide region of Celle in Lower Saxony. 
  • In addition to flexible workingtime models, this position also offers an attractive salary package (incl. company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, Christmas and holiday bonus, preferential shares, childcare allowance, job bike)
  • According to the motto: "Make yourself grow!" we promote individual professional and personal development.


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: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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