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Team lead (f/m/d) resistance and quality native traits maize

Team lead (f/m/d) resistance and quality native traits maize

Field of Work:  Research & Development

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  588

You are looking for a new opportunity to work on high level in an international science environment and lead a motivated and experience team? Join the Native Traits department within maize breeding at KWS Saat SE & Co. KGaA in Einbeck.



  • Lead and steer the maize resistance and quality native traits team in the KWS maize breeding department
    • Develop concepts, optimize and support implementation of
    • Global phenotyping platforms for resistance and quality traits
    • Efficient and save routines for gene identification and fine mapping
  • Genomic prediction for resistance and quality traits
  • Oversee available genetic resources
  • Implement new tools, data management routines, project management and utilization of molecular resources
  • Project lead for trait developments
  • Work in an international team of breeders, technicians, biostatisticians and molecular geneticists


  • PhD degree in agriculture or biology or equivalent working experience
  • Strong background and some years experience in plant breeding research, quantitative genetics, genetic mapping and resistance traits
  • Proven leadership capabilities
  • Knowledge in maize breeding, phytopathology, biostatistics (QTL, association mapping, genetic mapping, field trial analysis) would be beneficial
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Independent and responsible way of working, excellent team-player and good communication skills
  • Willingness to travel internationally

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/.

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