Assistant Breeder Oilseed Rape
KWS
Thriplow, East of England, GB
3d ago

including quality data). Run statistical analysis, set up result synthesis, propose selection choice

  • Develop a detailed knowledge of the advanced varieties and assist with the variety description and selection for the UK market in connection with the breeding and sales team
  • Represent KWS in relevant UK organisations (AHDB, BSPB etc.).
  • Visit score and report the official trial sites in UK
  • Prepare and present the candidate defence file
  • Organize the seed submission for application to the UK officials.
  • Integrate in the Oilseed Rape breeding team international and all KWS services units to ensure well working breeding processes and collegial interactions.
  • Your profile :

  • You hold a MSc in Plant breeding or in a relevant discipline.
  • Several years’ experience working for a breeding company, including three and half years as a breeding assistant, preferably in a Winter Oilseed Rape breeding program
  • Relevant crop protection and health and safety training
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Driving licence
  • You are known to possess leadership qualities and ability to drive change, be trustworthy and reliable. Excellent communication skills are required for this position to work efficiently with an international team of breeders and researchers.
  • You are known to be the expert in your field of work meaningly, be aware of scientific developments and current affairs in agriculture and breeding.
  • Let's peek at how you can grow your well-being, health, and future at KWS!

  • 30 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Reduced diesel prices from the company’s fuel pump
  • Social events such as an Annual Summer Staff BBQ and Christmas party
  • Highly competitive Pension Scheme with 16% Company contribution and 1.2% minimum employee contribution
  • Private Health Care Plan, Membership of Lifestyle Scheme and Life Assurance, of three times annual salary
  • Income Protection Plan at 75% of salary for long-term illness and disability for a period of three years
  • Profit Related Bonus Scheme, up to 10% of annual salary
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