Breeder for hybrid rye (m/f/d) at our KWS Breeding Station in Petkus

Breeder for hybrid rye (m/f/d) at our KWS Breeding Station in Petkus

locationBaruth/Mark, Deutschland
VeröffentlichtVeröffentlicht: 24.7.2022
Landwirtschaft / Natur / Umwelt
 0 - 1 Jahr Berufserfahrung

Breeder for hybrid rye (m/f/d) at our KWS Breeding Station in Petkus

If you are looking for an exciting task and want to contribute to the development of new varieties for the changing needs of agriculture, then join our cereals business unit KWS Lochow GmbH as Breeder for hybrid rye (m/f/d) at our KWS Breeding Station in Petkus, Brandenburg. This exciting position is full time and unlimited.


These will be your key areas of responsibility:

  • Leading of activities for pre-breeding, breeding of elite lines, and product development.
  • Planning and leading of crossing and line-development activities at our station in Petkus.
  • Planning and leading of selection procedures involving the analysis of complex phenotypic and genotypic datasets, including genomic selection.
  • Development and optimization of line-development technologies for greenhouse and field.
  • Planning and analysis of experiments to answer relevant breeding questions.
  • Leading breeding assistants in our line-development and yield-trial teams.
  • Supervision of projects in pre-breeding and breeding research.
  • Close interaction with our hybrid rye and breeding-technology teams.

Your profile:

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in plant breeding or related field.
  • Prior practical experience of at least three years in plant breeding or as a breeding scientist.
  • Strong bases in breeding methods and breeding-technology applications.
  • Technical know how in marker technology and marker-assisted selection.
  • Expertise in design and analysis of experiments.
  • Knowledge in design and analysis of experiments. Experience with the R software and databases is of advantage.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills in English and basic communication skills in German.
  • Excellent management and leadership abilities.
  • Readiness to travel and interact with diverse and intercultural teams.


Start your future with us! What we offer to help you grow within our company:

  • As a family-run company, we live the values of proximity, reliability and independence, for example, through an open and friendly working atmosphere.
  • As a breeder (m/f/d) in hybrid rye you will have the opportunity to implement your own ideas and by selecting suitable genetical resources to ensure the continued success of the hybrid rye program.
  • You will have access to modern breeding technologies.
  • In line with our motto " Make yourself grow!", KWS supports your further professional development with this position.
  • In addition to regular working hours, this position offers an attractive salary package (incl. company pension plan, capital-forming benefits, Christmas and vacation bonus, preferred shares, childcare allowance, job bike).


Did we spark your interest?

Then apply now via our online portal and send us the necessary documents (cover letter, CV, relevant certificates). We look forward to getting to know you!


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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 165 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, potato, rapeseed, sunflowers and vegetables. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. Around 6.000 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For more information: Follow us on LinkedIn® at

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  • Pflanzenbau

Art des Abschlusses

  • Berufsausbildung
  • Bachelor
  • Master


  •  0 - 1 Jahr Berufserfahrung

Required languages

  • Deutsch
  • Englisch