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

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

Field of Work:  Breeding

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  626

We are seeking a Breeder (m/f/d) in the 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 tasks:

  • 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


Your profile:

  • 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 (motivation letter, cv, and references / transcripts of records).


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/.

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