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Senior Research Associate (m/f/d) Molecular Plant Breeding

Senior Research Associate (m/f/d) Molecular Plant Breeding

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: 
Job ID:  11987

We are seeking for a Senior Research Associate (m/f/d) in molecular plant breeding on a full time and permanent basis contract. You will work in the breeding technology team for maize and oilseed crops at KWS SAAT SE & Co KGaA in Einbeck, Germany.


Your tasks:

  • Performance of sequence-alignments and -assemblies for detection of sequence variants for molecular marker development
  • Performance of greenhouse programs for sampling of plant material for molecular genetics experiments
  • Documentation and database import of results
  • Work in an international team of plant breeders and geneticists 

Your profile:

  • Vocational Training as BTA/ATA/PT or graduate degree (B.Sc., M.Sc.) in biology, agricultural sciences, biotechnology or bioinformatics or related area
  • Knowledge and practical experience in plant molecular biology and bioinformatics
  • Practical experience in plant growth and -sampling in the greenhouse
  • Profound knowledge in MS-Office, bioinformatic tools and basic data analysis
  • Knowledge in plant breeding and genotyping technologies is a plus
  • High motivation for own development
  • Excellent team player and communication skills
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills in English and German 


What 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 a company pension scheme, capital formation benefits, Christmas and holiday bonuses, special prices for company shares, childcare allowance and a job bike. 


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About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Around 6,000 employees in 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.3 billion in fiscal 2020/2021. 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, sugarbeet, cereals, vegetables, rapeseed and sunflowers. 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 €250 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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