Research Scientist (m/f/d) Biostatistics Maize

  • KWS Group
  • Einbeck, Germany
  • 08/05/2019
Full time Data Science Data Analytics Data Management Statistics

Job Description

KWS is one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies. With the tradition of family ownership, KWS has operated independently for some 160 years. It focuses on plant breeding and the production and sale of seed for corn, sugar beet, cereals, rapeseed and sunflowers. KWS uses leading-edge plant breeding methods. 4.950 employees represent KWS in more than 70 countries. For further information please visit

The Maize Breeding Technology Team is seeking for July 1st, 2019 a research scientist in Biostatistics (m/f/d) on full time and permanent basis contract. The position is located at KWS SAAT SE in Einbeck, Germany.

Your tasks:

  • Application of genomic prediction in maize breeding
  • Application of statistical methods for analysis of phenotypic data and population diversity.
  • Contribution to predictive breeding/quantitative genetics research
  • Close interaction with the maize breeding and research teams worldwide
  • Interaction and collaboration with across crops biostatistics working groups
  • Training of breeding teams in applying statistical approaches 

Your profile:

  • PhD or MSc in agronomy, plant or animal breeding, plant genetics or statistics
  • Knowledge in plant breeding and quantitative genetics
  • Knowledge in statistics and programming languages such as R
  • Excellent team player
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills in English; German is a plus
  • Acting service oriented and enjoying interaction with customers
  • Availability for travelling.


Then please send your detailed job application quoting the job posting number, to


KWS Services Deutschland GmbH
Human Resources, Christin Günther
P.O. 1463, 37555 Einbeck; Germany
+49 5561 311-1741