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Lead technician for yield trials in hybrid rye (m/f/d)

Lead technician for yield trials in hybrid rye (m/f/d)

Field of Work:  Breeding

Petkus, Brandenburg, DE

ID:  7874

We are looking for a Lead technician for yield trials in hybrid rye (m/f/d) for the KWS LOCHOW GMBH at our breeding station in Petkus, Brandenburg, Germany starting from the 1.01.2022. This position is unlimited and on a full-time basis. 


The following exciting tasks await you in this role:

  • Organization and execution of performance tests and stress tests at the Petkus location as well as support at test locations in Germany and abroad
  • Recording of data, evaluation of tests and provision of results
  • Maintenance of the database regarding the performance testing and efficient dissemination of information and data within the breeding program
  • Preparation of summary analyses and presentation graphics as part of the annual reporting system
  • Documentation of results and processes in the context of quality control 
  • Competent guidance and responsible technical management of staff members 
  • Close cooperation with the breeding teams in Germany, Poland and Russia
  • Coordinate the preparation of trial seeds and subsequent shipment to test sites in Germany and abroad


What you will bring along:  

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in agricultural sciences or plant breeding
  • Knowledge and passion for the field of plant breeding and field trials
  • Very good computer skills, especially Excel
  • High level of organizational skills and sense of responsibility as well as independent working style
  • Ability to coordinate colleagues and to work in a team 
  • Ensure that specified deadlines are met
  • Very good knowledge of German and English
  • Willingness to travel in Germany and Europe
  • Driving license class B, BE and T or C


Start your future with us! What we offer to help you grow within our company: 

  • As a family-run company, we live the values of proximity, reliability and independence, for example, through an open and friendly working atmosphere
  • In line with our motto " Make yourself grow!", KWS supports your further professional development with this position
  • You will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of excellent and new hybrid rye varieties
  • In addition to regular working hours, this position offers an attractive salary package (incl. company pension plan, capital-forming benefits, Christmas and vacation bonus, preferred shares, childcare allowance, job bike)

Did we spark your interest? Then apply now via our online portal and send us the necessary documents (cover letter, CV, relevant certificates). We look forward to getting to know you!

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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