Assistance Breeder (m/f/d) in the field of Experimental Hybrids in Sugar Beet

Assistance Breeder (m/f/d) in the field of Experimental Hybrids in Sugar Beet

locationEinbeck, Deutschland
VeröffentlichtVeröffentlicht: 3.3.2023

Assistance Breeder (m/f/d) in the field of Experimental Hybrids in Sugar Beet

We are seeking for Assistance Breeder (m/f/d) in area of Experimental Hybrids in Sugar Beet focusing on efficient sugar beet seed productions.

The position is permanent and full-time based in the headquarter of KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA in Einbeck, Germany


Your field of activity - challenge meets responsibility

  • Coordinate planning of productions of competitive sugar beet varieties for worldwide use except North America on level of experimental hybrids incl. downstream processing
  • Coordinate breeding seed productions in Europe being the interface with breeding stations and breeders
  • Optimize breeding seed productions through methodical trials meeting breeder’s requests
  • Work in an international team of breeders, assistance and breeding stations to create efficiently successful varieties
  • Support in optimizations of hybrids like defining target product profiles, improving selections, etc.

Bring in your potential:

  • Completed university degree in agricultural science, horticulture or related area (B.Sc./M.Sc.) with focus on plant breeding
  • Strong knowledge in plant breeding incl. use of molecular markers
  • Experience in sugar beet breeding is a plus
  • Very strong communicative, organizational skills and excellent team player
  • Reliable, independent and trustable mode of working
  • Very good knowledge in MS Office applications, i.e. Excel und Access, ideally first experiences with breeding software
  • Fluency in English is mandatory, good knowledge of German is an advantage
  • Willingness to travel (up to 15 %) in Germany and outside mainly Italy and France
  • Driver’s license class B is prerequisite

Start your future with us:

  • Actively shape the success within your area responsibilities with interesting projects by using newest technologies in collaboration with experts
  • According to our motto “make yourself grow!” we facilitate your personal development
  • As a family-run company, we at KWS are guided by the values of proximity, reliability, foresight and independence - this culture is lived and creates an open and friendly working atmosphere
  • True to our motto "Make yourself grow", we promote the professional and personal development of our employees.
  • We offer a competitive salary package, a company pension scheme, capital-forming benefits, Christmas and holiday bonuses, special conditions for company shares, childcare allowance and a profit-based bonus system, as well as JobRad.


Would you like to develop your potential and grow at KWS? Then we look forward to receiving your application (cover letter, resume, relevant references) via our online portal!

Job ID: 12788

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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  • Agrarwissenschaften
  • Biologie / Pharmazie



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