Manager (m/f/d) of Phenotyping and Special Breeding Projects in Hybrid Rye

Manager (m/f/d) of Phenotyping and Special Breeding Projects in Hybrid Rye

Field of Work:  Breeding

Prusy, Kondratowice, PL

Legal Entity:  KWS Lochow Polska (0096)
Contract Type:  Regular
Is Full Time?:  Yes
Onsite/ Remote:  Onsite
Job ID:  14215

KWS LOCHOW POLSKA Sp. z o.o. specializes in breeding new varieties of cereals and production of high quality seed material. Our main product is hybrid rye. Due to the continuous growth of the company we are looking for a person in the Rye Breeding Department for the position of Manager of Phenotyping and Special Breeding Projects in Hybrid Rye to join our location in Kondratowice/Poland on a full time basis.


Main tasks:

  • planning, organizing and carrying out phenotyping and selection work in rye
  • management of special breeding programs and projects
  • organising and carrying out field observations in field experiments, observation rows and isolation plots
  • planning and analysis of routine and special multi-environmental experimental series using company software and other software packages
  • training and coordination of plant breeding technicians in performing routine analysis of experimental series
  • organization of post-harvest processing and preparation for sowing in breeding material experiments with preparation of appropriate documentation in the database
  • supervising the work of phenotyping team technicians
  • acting as a communication interface for phenotyping and special breeding programs between rye breeding stations throughout the company


  • Master's or PhD degree in plant breeding, agricultural sciences or related field (at least three years of experience in plant breeding or as a plant breeding related research scientist preferred)
  • broad knowledge of design and analysis of breeding experiments as well as of biotechnology applied in plant breeding
  • communicative knowledge of Polish and English
  • ability to work with computers (MS Office package, databases and statistical programs)
  • readiness to further broaden professional knowledge
  • high level of commitment, flexibility and resistance to stress
  • self-reliance in thinking and working
  • ability to lead a team and cooperate in a group
  • readiness to travel domestically and internationally

We offer:

  • attractive salary together with a package of social and health benefits
  • modern work tools
  • independent position with a possibility of further professional and personal development
  • work in an international environment with a high organizational culture, and every day work in a friendly team

We are looking forward to your application (CV with a cover letter and information on the expected gross monthly salary) using our online application system! 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 €1.8 billion in the fiscal year 2022/2023. 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, sugar beet, 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 €300 million last fiscal year in research and development. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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