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Breeder (m/w/d) Oilseed rape

Breeder (m/w/d) Oilseed rape

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:  12541


KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA in Einbeck (Lower-Saxony, Germany) is seeking to recruit, at the earliest opportunity possible, an Oilseed Rape Breeder (m/f/d). In this exciting full-time and permanent role, you will be in charge of the continental breeding program in Europe for the oilseed rape crop. 

Your tasks:

  • Develop a continuous pipeline of competitive oilseed rape hybrids and manage the oilseed rape breeding program for the continental market
  • Use and optimize the breeding schemes using state-of-the-art breeding technologies for the development and selection of highly competitive varieties 
  • Align and secure the interfaces between breeding and seed production, Research and the sales department
  • Support research projects from a breeding and scientific point of view 
  • further improve efficiency and effectivity of the program through methodological and geographical development


Your profile:

  • PhD or M.Sc. with focus on plant breeding or genetics
  • Good knowledge in quantitative genetics, statistics, breeding methodology
  • Ability to work in an international team of breeders and scientists 
  • Ability to work (assessment, selection) under field conditions 
  • Willingness and flexibility for business trips (Europe) 
  • Experience in the use of breeding relevant software   
  • Fluency in German and English (written and spoken)
  • Strong communication, organizational and analytical skills and excellent team player
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit and business Acumen
  • Driving License

What we offer you to support your growth:

  • As a family-run company, we at KWS are guided by the values of proximity, reliability, foresight and independence - this culture is lived and creates an open and friendly working atmosphere.
  • True to our motto "Make yourself grow", we promote the professional and personal development of our employees.
  • We offer a competitive salary package, a company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, Christmas and holiday bonuses, special conditions for company shares, childcare allowance and a profit-based bonus system, as well as JobRad.


Interested? We look forward to receiving your application via our job portal. 





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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