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Assistant Breeder (m/f/d) in hybrid winter barley breeding

Assistant Breeder (m/f/d) in hybrid winter barley breeding

Field of Work:  Breeding

Wetze/Northeim, Lower Saxony, DE

ID:  881

We are seeking at the earliest opportunity an Assistant Breeder (m/f/d) for a seed multiplication and support function in the winter barley hybrid breeding team on a permanent and full-time basis. The position can optionally be located in the cereals breeding team of KWS-Lochow GmbH (Wetze or Wohlde, Germany) or KWS-Momont (Mons en Pévèle, France)


Your tasks:

  • Planning and performing seed multiplication programs and variety maintenance trials to develop pre-basic/basic and certified seed
  • Coordination and organization of seed productions, production certifications and management of quality assurance activities (grow-outs and molecular marker tests)
  • Communication and collaboration in an international team of researchers, breeders and exchange with sales department
  • Planning of staff allocation, instruction and guidance during crop maintenance, harvest and handling of seed
  • Practical breeding work including scoring and selection in seed multiplications as well as planting, maintenance and rogueing, harvesting, seed cleaning and seed preparation
  • Data management


Your profile:

  • Master University degree in Natural Sciences, Plant Breeding, Genetics or Agronomy
  • Ideally, practical experience of a few years in the field of cereal seed multiplication and agronomy as well as good knowledge in applied plant and cereal breeding, understanding quantitative genetics and molecular marker information
  • Good computer skills and experience using databases and managing large amounts of data
  • Good English skills (oral and written) an asset, written and oral German and/ or French preferred
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Competence to work independently and proactively in a cooperative manner in a multicultural team and multi-location environment
  • Willingness to grow with the development of the hybrid program with potential to take leadership
  • Drivers licence
  • Willingness to travel in Europe for approx. 40% of work, particularly during season peak time 

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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