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Scientist (m/f/d) in the field of quantitative genetics and data analytics

Scientist (m/f/d) in the field of quantitative genetics and data analytics

Field of Work:  Breeding

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  8547

We are looking to recruit as soon as possible a Scientist (m/f/d) in the field of quantitative genetics and data analytics for an unlimited period and on a full-time basis within KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA at our headquarters in Einbeck (Lower Saxony / Germany).


In this position, you will strongly collaborate with the maize and oilseed crops breeding and research teams worldwide and with scientists from multiple areas. 


Your responsibilities: 

  • Responsible to support breeding programs with statistical data analysis and research in the context of quantitative genetics and predictive breeding
  • Close interaction with breeding programs to investigate and optimize breeding schemes
  • Develop concepts and prototype new statistical approaches in collaboration with breeding and biostatistics teams
  • Training and supporting maize and oilseed crop breeding and research teams in applying statistical approaches
  • Regular participation and contribution to working group meetings, workshops, and breeders meetings


Bring in your strengths:

  • Ph.D. or master’s degree with the first experience in plant or animal breeding, plant genetics, mathematics, or statistics
  • Knowledge of plant breeding and/or quantitative genetics and high interest in testing and developing new ideas and approaches
  • Ability to manage large data analysis based on good knowledge and skills with R software and/or other programming languages e.g. Python, C++, Fortran
  • Experience with quantitative genetic approaches, e.g. genomic prediction analytics, population genetics, GWAS, etc. is a plus
  • Excellent team player, analytical and critical thinking, open-minded, and good communication skills
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Attendance for traveling occasionally 


Why you should become part of KWS:

  • As a scientist (m/f/d) you will make a decisive contribution to the success of the breeding department and the development of excellent varieties.
  • As a family-run company, we live a culture with the values of team spirit, closeness, and trust, independence, and foresight.
  • True to our motto "Make yourself grow!", we promote individual professional, and personal development. 
  • We create the appropriate framework conditions for you: Capital-forming benefits, company pension plan, Christmas and vacation bonus, childcare allowance, job bike.


Advance your career and grow with KWS! We look forward to receiving your digital application (cover letter, CV, relevant references) via our job portal.


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 165 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. Around 6.000 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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