Plant Protection Scientist (m/f/d)

Plant Protection Scientist (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Research & Development

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  13420

Do you want to help shape things and contribute your knowledge of integrated pest and disease management to a leading company? Then be our new Plant Protection Scientist (m/f/d) of KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA at our headquarter in Einbeck, Germany. The contract will be full-time and permanent
As a member of the Department of Phytopathology you will have the opportunity to further develop and expand the field of integrated pest and disease management and incorporate the latest methods. The focus is on the development, implementation, and optimization of plant protection. 


Your challenges

  • Develop crop protection strategies, including integrated pest and disease management (IPM) concepts for insects, plant diseases and weeds
  • Optimize and implement crop protection strategies for KWS crops
  • Develop and lead projects, manage work packages and ensure timely delivery of milestones
  • Support monitoring of the synthetic and biological crop protection market, as well as legal and regulatory requirements to identify and document potential short- and medium-term gaps in crop protection
  • Lead the crop protection team and collaborate with other KWS departments
  • Maintain national and international plant protection networks


Bring your strengths

  • PhD in agricultural or related sciences or equivalent working experience 
  • In-depth expertise in IPM
  • Very good knowledge in at least one of the disciplines: entomology or plant diseases
  • Work and leadership experience
  • The ability to analyze processes, design and implement projects across interfaces in diverse national and international teams
  • Effective, customer-oriented communication and excellent teamwork skills
  • Fluent English skills, basic knowledge of German
  • Driving license mandatory


To make yourself grow with us… What can we offer to help you grow?

  • As a family-run company we are guided by the values of closeness, reliability, foresight and independence - this culture is lived in practice creating thus an open and friendly working atmosphere.

  • True to our motto Make yourself grow, we support employees’ professional and personal development.

  • We offer excellent work equipment (e.g. the newest laboratory equipment), a fully-fledged, subsidized canteen and sufficient free parking spaces at the KWS location. 

  • We offer capital formation benefits, Christmas and holiday bonuses, childcare allowance and a job bike. 


Did we spark your interest? We welcome online applications via our Tool SuccessFactors.



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 €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. 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, sugar beet, 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 €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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