Assistance breeder (m/f/d) in sugar beet breeding

Assistance breeder (m/f/d) in sugar beet breeding

Field of Work:  Breeding

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  1881

We are looking for an assistant breeder (f/m/d) for pollinator programs as of July 1st, 2020, full-time and limited to 2 years with the option of extension at our headquarters in Einbeck within KWS SAAT SE & Co KGaA. In this position you will work hand in hand with breeders and technical assistants to advance the development of competitive sugar beet varieties.


This is what you can expect:

  • Collaboration in crossing planning and selection steps
  • Bonitoring and data evaluation in performance tests and seed carriers
  • Independent creation and evaluation of molecular marker projects
  • Evaluation of resistance data
  • Preparation of reports and presentations
  • Cooperation in an international team consisting of breeders, technicians and assistants


You bring that with you:

  • Degree in agricultural sciences, horticulture or related fields (BSc/MSc) with a focus on plant breeding or qualified ATA with many years of professional experience including further education in plant breeding
  • Good knowledge of practical plant breeding and of planning, conducting and statistical analysis of field and greenhouse trials
  • Strong communication, organisational and analytical skills as well as excellent teamwork skills
  • Reliable and independent working method
  • Very good knowledge of German and English (written and oral)
  • Good knowledge of MS-Office, especially Excel and Access
  • Willingness to travel abroad (up to 10%)
  • Class B driving licence is required


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 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.147 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries.
For more information: www.kws.com. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.