Biostatistics & Breeding Information Scientist for oilseed rape molecular breeding (m/f/d)

Biostatistics & Breeding Information Scientist for oilseed rape molecular breeding (m/f/d)

locationEinbeck, Deutschland
VeröffentlichtVeröffentlicht: 11.3.2023

Biostatistics & Breeding Information Scientist for oilseed rape molecular breeding (m/f/d)

We are looking from July 2023 for a Scientist for biostatistics and breeding information for molecular breeding oilseed rape (OSR). The permanent position is on a full-time basis in the department of breeding technologies maize and oilseed crops at KWS SAAT SE & Co. KGaA in our headquarters in Einbeck (Lower Saxony /Germany). The position includes an intensive collaboration with the oilseed rape breeding department, the molecular breeding research teams and with scientists from multiple functions.


Your responsibilities:

  • Intensive collaboration with oilseed rape breeding, biostatistics, and breeding information teams with the aim to identify best strategies to increase selection gain in OSR breeding programs
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement new quantitative genetic approaches in OSR breeding in collaboration with breeders and biostatistics
  • Support OSR breeding with statistical data analysis and research in the context of quantitative genetics and predictive breeding
  • Become an expert in using breeding information software and data analysis tools with the aim to facilitate their regular use by the breeding teams
  • Train & support OSR breeders in using breeding information software and guide them for best data listing and standardization
  • Regular participation and contribution to meetings and workshops in breeding and molecular breeding

Bring in your strengths:

  • Ph.D. or M.Sc. in plant or animal breeding, plant genetics or statistics
  • Excellent knowledge of plant breeding and quantitative genetics
  • High interest in testing and developing new ideas and approaches
  • Basic knowledge on breeding information software and breeding data
  • Knowledge on structuring, handling and analysis of phenotypic and molecular marker data
  • Excellent team player with analytical and critical thinking, open minded and good communication skills
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills in English, knowledge of German an advantage
  • Willingness to travel (up to 15%)

What we offer to help you:

  • In our international team we work closely together and with a lot of personal responsibility.
  • As a family-run company we are guided by the values of closeness, reliability, foresight and independence; this culture is lived in practice thus an open and friendly working atmosphere.
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility of mobile working
  • True to our Motto "Make yourself grow", we support our employees, professional and personal development
  • We offer excellent work equipment, a fully fledged, subsidized canteen and sufficient free parking spaces at the office.
  • We offer company capital formation benefits, Christmas and holiday bonuses, special prices for company shares, childcare allowance, and a job bike. 
  • Health & safety are very important for us; our company doctor, company fire brigade/ paramedics (with time credit) and company sports create a solid base for this


Ready to grow your perspectives, impact, and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today! We look forward to receiving your digital application (cover letter, CV, relevant certificates) via our job portal SuccessFactors! Please click the “Apply” button which you can find in the online ad.

Job ID: 12856

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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