Team Lead (m/f/d) Plant Research

Team Lead (m/f/d) Plant Research

Field of Work:  Research & Development

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  2422

Are you ready to push your potential forward and take on new challenges? Our Team Lead Plant Research (m/f/d) position at KWS SAAT SE & Co KGaA is the perfect opportunity for you to grow into your ambitions. We are seeking to recruit at the earliest opportunity a highly motivated Plant Biologist and experienced Team Leader for our facility in Einbeck (Germany). This position is on a permanent and full-time basis.


As a Team Lead Plant Research (m/f/d), you are leading a team of scientists and technicians working at the interface of basic research and trait development in different crops. As an experienced and forward-thinking Plant Biologist, you will be in charge of the team strategy, the design and/or implementation of innovative research methods and the development of new traits. 


You are known to be an innovative, inspiring thinker with a proven ability to design research strategies, to challenge the status-quo, and to steer R&D programs.


This is what you can look forward to

  • Leading, coaching & inspiring your research team in elucidating the molecular basis of traits in crop plants.
  • Fostering your team members to strive for continuous innovation with a clear focus on goals and to grow by supporting their professional and personal development within KWS.
  • Promoting team-oriented thinking and cross-functional cooperation with Research, Breeding, and Service Teams.
  • Transferring knowledge into pioneering traits.


Who you are and what you bring to the table?

  • You hold a PhD and/or any other higher qualification in biology, biochemistry, or related subjects. You have significant experience in leading a R&D Team either in an academic or industrial setting.
  • You have acquired a broad knowledge in plant biology, including developmental biology, physiology, molecular biology, and genetics.
  • You have a proven track record in elucidating complex biological processes.
  • You have proficient English language skills; basic German is an advantage.
  • You are willing to travel internationally.


Ready to discover more about this sparking work opportunity! Go ahead… draft up your CV, cover Letter and all relevant certificates. We will be delighted to hear from you soon online!


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 and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 5.147 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries.
For more information: www.kws.com. Follow us on LinkedIn® at https://linkedin.com/company/kwsgroup/.