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BASF Parental Development Breeder (m/f/d) in Seeland, Germany

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Seeland,DEU

Company : BASF Agricultural Solutions GmbH

Job ID : EN58766828ONLE1

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position?

Ms. Rina Hellwig (Talent Acquisition) phone: +49 (0)30 2005 59769

Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Please submit copies only and no original documents.

As a reliable partner of the agricultural sector, BASF Agricultural Solutions GmbH offers innovative solutions in the area of crop protection and pest control to improve agricultural production, increase the profitability of agricultural companies and thereby improve the living standards of a growing population. Our strength lies in supporting farmers in the face of the challenges presented by an increasingly complex agricultural sector and in working with them to secure basic human necessities, such as food, nutrition and energy.

Learn more about BASF Agricultural Solutions GmbH at

Agriculture is all about balance. The balance that is crucial to everyone┬┤s existence - also applies to our Agricultural Solutions division. We connect innovative thinking with practical action to find the right balance for success - for farmers, agriculture and future generations. With seeds and traits, crop protection and digital solutions, we help farmers produce food more efficiently, protect the land and meet the needs of society.

What you can expect

The BASF wheat strategy for Europe is to establish hybrid wheat in the key markets Germany, France, Poland, UK and Ukraine. Therefore we need your support to develop hybrid parents which in combination bring forth high performance hybrid varieties for the German and Polish market.

  • In your role as Parental Development Breeder you will develop a state-of-the-art breeding strategy for hybrid wheat together with European and Global heads of wheat breeding by integrating new breeding technologies.

  • Within the parental line development you will implement the Native Trait Deployment strategy, report the progress regarding this strategy and allocate appropriate resources on elite crossing, line augmentation, and traits deployment.

  • To make BASF Wheat Breeding visible for national and regional stakeholders you will be part of breeding associations as well as symposiums and represent the unit in countries with collaborative projects for breeding and native trait discovery.

  • You will manage the Parental Breeding team in Gatersleben and ensure the compliance with safety, stewardship directives and quality standards.

What we expect

  • 2-5 years of experience in a commercial plant breeding company

  • scientific degree specialized in Genetics or Breeding

  • fluent in German and English

  • self-reliant development, planning and conducting of applied research projects

  • willingness to improve leadership skills by participating in relevant training programs

We offer

  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.

  • International assignments where you will build networks and experience different cultures.

  • Flexible work arrangements so that you can balance your working life and private life.

  • Your contribution to a sustainable future because sustainability lies at the heart of everything we do and is a driver of growth.