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Corn Breeder China (m/f/d)

Corn Breeder China (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Breeding

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  1138

Are you looking for a dynamic position and want to escape from a routine job? Then come and join our Corn Breeder Team at KWS Saat SE & Co. KGaA!

You can have your office in Einbeck (Germany), Champhol (France) or Monselice (Italy) and the contract is open-ended and full-time.


Your tasks:

You manage the maize breeding program for the early Chinese market.

You use and optimize the breeding schemes using state-of-the-art breeding technologies for the development and selection of high-quality varieties.

You manage and head the breeding teams in China and South America remotely.

You cooperate with internal working groups in breeding and production.

You bring your support to scientific research projects.

You take part in methodological and geographical development of the breeding program.


Your profile:

You hold a PhD’s degree or master’s degree with a focus on plant breeding.

You have gained good knowledge in quantitative genetics, statistics, breeding methodology.

Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required for the position.

You have the ability to work in an international team of breeders and scientists

The ability to work (assessment, selection) under field conditions is common ground for you.  

You have the willingness and flexibility for business trips (Europe, China, South America) and working with intercultural teams in different time zones

You have acquired experience in the use of breeding relevant software.

You are known to be a strong communicator and a team player person with excellent organizational and analytical skills.


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, gender, gender reassignment, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age in accordance with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.

Please upload your application in English (cover letter, CV, relevant references) on our career portal. You will find our vacancy under the following job ID: 1138.

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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