Breeder (m/f/d) in KWS Breeders' Academy

Breeder (m/f/d) in KWS Breeders' Academy

Field of Work:  Breeding

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type: 
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  5941


We are seeking Breeders (m/f/d) for our KWS Breeders’ Academy. The position is on a fulltime basis, limited to two years. The location will be a breeding station within the KWS group – to be decided after the recruiting process and changed after the 1st year – according to individual training needs. There might be two different 1-year working contracts with different subsidiaries under local conditions, each.


Your new challenge: 


  • Participate in all processes related to breeding programs
  • Take over responsibility for parts of and projects within established breeding programs under the supervision of experienced breeders
  • Work jointly with all teams involved in the respective breeding program and in the projects handed over to you
  • Learn how to run commercial breeding programs
  • Sharpen the ability to making independent decisions to reach the joint goals
  • Dedicate yourself to breeding and permanent improvement


Expertise meets personality:


  • Traceable conviction to become a plant breeder 
  • University degree (MSc or equivalent, also PhD possible) with relevant subjects and majors
  • Relevant qualifications for breeding: Either deeper knowledge on theory, e.g. quantitative genetics and genomic selection, or practical experience. Both together is a plus. Some theory aspects could be taught in one or two block seminars offered at international universities 
  • Flexibility and openness to change the location, country of employment and crop at least once
  • Personal skills for independent decision making and frequent travelling 
  • Team player to work in an international team, also under pressure

We are looking forward to your detailed job application in English via our online portal (motivation letter, CV, and references / transcripts of records), click here to apply now!


Please note that the selection process may take a bit longer than for normal vacancies. We do not have yet a fixed employment date in the Breeders’ Academy. 


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. A company with a tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, oilseed rape and sunflower. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods to continuously improve yield for farmers and plants’ resistance to diseases, pests and abiotic stress. To that end, the company invested more than €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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