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Technical Assistance (m/w/d) for the development of fungus-resistant plants

Technical Assistance (m/w/d) for the development of fungus-resistant plants

Field of Work:  Research & Development

Einbeck, Lower Saxony, DE

Legal Entity:  KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA (0001)
Contract Type:  Temporary
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  9621

Do you want to contribute to research on fungus-resistant plants? You want less routine and more self-realization? As a Technical Assistant (m/fw/d) for the development of fungus-resistant plants at KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA at our headquarter in Einbeck, you can get 100% involved in projects and track your own share of work as part of the result. You will carry out biotechnological work in a varied environment to understand the interaction between plant and fungus and the development of fungus-resistant plants. This role is limited until the end of May 2023 for one parental leave replacement and a full-time position.


What we make possible for you:

  • Independent execution of molecular biological work such as the cloning of DNA constructs, PCR reactions and the isolation of DNA and RNA from plants and fungi
  • DNA sequence analysis
  • Transient gene expression studies
  • Preservation and propagation of fungal isolates
  • Preservation and use of plant cell cultures
  • Installation of tests in the greenhouse
  • Documentation of laboratory processes by LIMS and eLAB


What we want to see in you:

  • Completed vocational training as ATA, BTA, LTA, plant technologist or comparable training
  • Safe application of standard molecular biology techniques (DNA cloning, PCR, DNA and RNA isolation)
  • Sterile working with plant cultures or fungi
  • Fluent knowledge of German and basic knowledge of English
  • Quick comprehension and flexibility
  • High ability to work in a team and willingness to cooperate
  • Experience in the field of LIMS and microscopy knowledge is also desirable 


Get active and develop yourself first! We look forward to receiving your online application with a letter of motivation using our online application system SuccessFactors.

Please click the “Apply” button which you can find in the online ad. 


About KWS
KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. Over 5,000 employees in more than 70 countries generated net sales of around €1.5 billion in the fiscal year 2021/2022. 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, oilseed rape and sunflower. 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 €285 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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