Scientist (m/f/d) Process Analytical Technology

Scientist (m/f/d) Process Analytical Technology

Field of Work:  Research & Development
Chemical Analytics

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type:  Temporary
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Hybrid Working Within Country
Job ID:  14078

Do you want to help shape the future and contribute your knowledge of process analytical technology to a leading company? Then be our new scientist (m/f/d) Process Analytical Technology at KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA at our headquarters in Einbeck, Germany. The contract is full-time and limited to 2 years as part of a parental leave replacement. 
As a member of the R&D Chemical Analytics group, your focus will be on the development, application and control of spectroscopic and optical analytical techniques for the evaluation and control of quality and environmental parameters for all KWS business units.

You will be responsible for the following:

  • Calibration, validation, data analysis and further development of existing mobile (harvesters) and stationary spectroscopic applications for real-time monitoring of quality parameters
  • Participation in the strategic development of customer-specific spectroscopic PAT methods (handheld, THz)
  • Planning, execution and evaluation of tests for customer-specific applications
  • Participation in quality management for the PAT team as well as for the laboratories of the chemistry department
  • Contact person for customers, including support and troubleshooting by phone, e-mail and in person

Contribute your strengths:

  • Completed university degree (preferably PhD) in process analytics, agronomy, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, process engineering or comparable
  • Experience in the application of optical measurement systems, in particular near-infrared spectroscopy
  • Experience in chemometrics and multivariate calibration or machine learning, ideally with Matlab
  • High level of commitment and flexibility
  • Ability to work independently in an interdisciplinary team
  • Willingness to cooperate as well as communication and teamwork skills
  • Fluency in English is required and a good knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Class B driving licence required; BE is desirable
  • Willingness to take occasional business trips to other European countries (10%)


To let you grow with us... What can we offer you to help you grow?

  • As a family-run company, we live by the values of proximity, reliability, foresight and independence - a culture that is also lived in practice, e.g. through an open and friendly working atmosphere.
  • True to the motto: "Make yourself grow!", we promote individual professional and personal development. 
  • As a basis, we offer excellent work equipment (ergonomic workstations, several monitors, air conditioning, the latest laboratory equipment), a fully subsidized canteen and sufficient free parking spaces on site. 
  • We create the right conditions for you: Capital-forming benefits, Christmas and vacation bonuses
  • We will be happy to support you in obtaining a class BE trailer driving licence.

Did we spark your interest? We are looking forward to your application using our online application system.


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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