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BASF Research & Development Breeding Assistant (Breeding-Hybrid) - Beaver Crossing, NE in Beaver Crossing, Nebraska

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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. This allows for our employees to innovate and generate new ideas, put them into action, and gain insights from them to further advance our collective expertise.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine in 2021 as one of America’s Best Employers. We strongly support the spirit of collaboration through effectively involving team members and colleagues from other relevant units when developing and executing strategies and projects. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Research & Development Breeding Assistant (Breeder-Hybrid) (2101589) – Beaver Crossing, NE

Where the Chemistry Happens…

This position will be responsible for supporting the winter wheat hybrid breeding program. The incumbent will assist in establishing and evaluating wheat research plots, chemical application of male-sterility agent to hybrid production blocks, data collection and analyses. Responsibilities also include but may not be limited to; assisting with establishing isolation infrastructure, supporting greenhouse activities, including; crossing wheat parents, interacting with, and managing contingent labor, processing seed, participating in planting and harvesting activities. Additional activities include supporting pathology and other breeding teams as possible and necessary.

Formula for Success: You Will…

  • Implement greenhouse and field crossing schemes and recording the successful hybridization of parents as well as assist in data acquisition, data analyses/curation and the reporting of hybrid performance results.

  • Use computers and the latest GPS software and equipment to produce seed for testing hybrid wheat performance.

  • Use small plot research equipment to process seed and manage nurseries through the planting and harvesting processes making you a valued member of our breeding team.

  • Collect tissue and seed samples for genetic and quality analyses and managing seed handling and storage in accordance with BASF stewardship guidelines.


  • BS in Plant Science, with a background in Biology or related discipline;

  • Ability to transport and operate field plot equipment, including; tractors, combines, sprayers to apply fertilizer/chemicals, and other field equipment to manage wheat field research;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;

  • Familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office computer software packages;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Plant Breeding, with a background in Biology or related discipline;

  • CDL and Pesticide Applicator’s License;

  • Field experience working with small grains or other crops;

  • Experience operating small plot research equipment;

  • Experience operating agricultural GPS modules/systems

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. you@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.

For further information on BASF Agricultural Solutions, please select:

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: APP/BW-Wheat Breeding-63021925

Title: Research & Development Breeding Assistant (Breeding-Hybrid) - Beaver Crossing, NE

Location: NE-Beaver Crossing

Requisition ID: 2101589