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Trainee - Sugar Beet Breeding (f/m)

Trainee (f/m) Sugar Beet Breeding, KWS SAAT SE, Einbeck Germany

KWS is one of the most innovative and long established plant breeding/seed companies worldwide. For more than 150 years we have been breeding and marketing high performance varieties for the modern farmer. Our key crops are sugar beet, corn and ce­reals as well as oil seed crops and potatoes. Our core markets are in the temperate climate zones of Europe, North and South America as well as China.
We are seeking for October 1st, 2015 a

Trainee Sugar Beet Breeding

for a trainee position on a full time basis, initially for a two year fixed-term contract. The position is located in the sugar beet breeding team of KWS in Einbeck, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Your remit:

  • Development of variety components with resistances to pests and diseases
  • Methodical breeding studies with native traits and genetic resources
  • Optimization of breeding schemes including the integra­tion of molecular markers and genomics
  • Collaboration in an international team of researchers and breeders

Your profile:

  • University degree in Plant or Animal Breeding
  • Strong background in quantitative genetics, breeding methodology and molecular biology
  • Experience in the layout of field and greenhouse trials, the analysis of larger data sets and database work
  • Professional written and verbal English is mandatory, language skills in German are a plus
  • Team player and excellent communication skills
  • Attendance for travelling

Our trainee program offers young professionals:

  • A 24-month trainee program with inserts in various work­ing groups
  • Participation in seminars for professional and personal development
  • Networking with trainees
  • Collaboration/observation in other groups
Have we caught your attention? If so, we are looking forward to receiving your application (cover letter, CV, relevant references), preferably via e-mail. job posting number: 214D
KWS Services Deutschland GmbH Human Resources,
Robert Graf, P.O. 1463, 37555 Einbeck; Germany,
Phone: ++49 5561 311-1239

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