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Scientist (m/f/d) marker application maize and oilseed crops

Scientist (m/f/d) marker application maize and oilseed crops

Field of Work:  Breeding

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  6421

We are looking for a scientist (m/f/d) for marker application in the Breeding Technology Application Corn and Oilseed Crops department from October 1, 2021. This position will be based within KWS Saat SE & Co. KGaA on a permanent and full-time basis at the headquarters in Einbeck / Lower Saxony. 


Your new challenge: 


  • Service oriented application of molecular markers within hybrid breeding programs for corn and oilseed crops (worldwide)
  • Planning of laboratory orders, sampling, analysis and interpretation of genotyping data as well as reporting of results to customers
  • Contribute to the expansion of standardization and automation of marker application processes worldwide
  • Conduct training for the implementation of the processes at the international breeding stations
  • Participate in project teams between breeding and research for development of tools and technologies to increase efficiency in marker application and management of molecular marker data 


Contribute your skills: 


  • University degree (Diploma, M.Sc. or PhD) in biology or agricultural sciences with a focus on breeding and molecular genetics or comparable. 
  • Experience in the analysis of genotypic data and/or use of genotypic data for selection
  • Experience working with large data sets and programming in R is a plus
  • Passion for process excellence and service-oriented operations
  • Think across departments and appreciate diversity as a strength of a team
  • Very good communication skills in English are required and other language skills (ideally German) are an advantage 
  • Willingness to travel up to 25%


What we offer you to grow with us:


  • As a family-run company, we live a culture with the values of closeness, reliability, vision, and independence, which is also lived in practice.
  • True to the motto: "Make yourself grow!", we promote individual professional and personal development, for example in the context of language training as well as participation in (inter-) national professional conferences.
  • We create the appropriate framework conditions for you: Company pension plan, capital-forming benefits, Christmas and vacation bonuses, preferred shares, childcare allowance, job bike, etc.


Start your career at KWS now as scientist (m/f/d) marker application maize and oilseed crops at our Headquarters! We look forward to receiving your complete application documents (incl. references) via our online application system.

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, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.700 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: www.kws.com/career. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.

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