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Breeding Technician

Breeding Technician

Field of Work:  Breeding stations

Thriplow, East of England, GB

ID:  180

KWS UK Ltd. is looking to recruit at the earliest opportunity a Breeding Technician. This is a full-time, permanent position based in Thriplow near Cambridge.

In this position you will join our team and assist with field, laboratory and glasshouse operations essential for the successful development of new varieties.

We offer a hands-on working environment and the chance to work with highly motivated and qualified colleagues.


Your tasks:

  • You work in the glasshouses including sowing, harvesting, transplanting and crossing.
  • You carry out field activities such as drilling, pest control, rogueing, scoring, harvesting.
  • You work indoors on seed processing, sampling and testing.


Your Profile:

  • You are eager to learn about plant breeding.
  • You are able to work within teams and alone.
  • You are trustworthy and reliable.
  • You have a UK driving license.
  • Agricultural machinery experience would be beneficial but not essential.
  • You are willing to work longer hours during harvest, drilling and other peak periods.

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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