Group Leader (f/m/d) Plant Biotic Stress Biology

Group Leader (f/m/d) Plant Biotic Stress Biology

Field of Work:  Research & Development

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  618

We are looking for a Group Leader (f/m/d) Plant Biotic Stress Biology on a permanent, full time contract at KWS Saat SE & Co. KGaA located in Einbeck.


You will work at the interface of basic research and product development and translate the latest research advances into innovative concepts for product development.



  • Lead a multidisciplinary R&D group of scientists and research associates
  • Foster team-oriented mindset and cross-functional cooperation
  • Promote a culture of continuous improvement and innovation
  • Maintain an open and stimulating working atmosphere, support the professional and personal development of group members
  • Manage resources and budgets



  • PhD or other higher qualification in biology or related sciences plus at least 5 years of experience in industry and / or academia in the field of plant-pathogen interaction
  • Excellent knowledge in the biology of plant-pathogen-interaction, molecular biology, genetics, and phytopathology.
  • Personal and recent working experience with a broad spectrum of experimental methods in lab, greenhouse, and field.
  • Demonstrated examples of direct contributions to elucidate the molecular basis of plant-pathogen interaction and the improvement of plant resistance
  • Distinct leadership skills with proven orientation on goals and products
  • Usable international network of leading scientists
  • Proficient English language skills; basic German is an advantage

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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