Job Information

BASF Maintenance Breeder Europe (m/f/d) in Seeland, United States

Job Field : Research & Development

Location : Seeland, OT Gatersleben,DEU

Company : BASF Agricultural Solutions GmbH

Job ID : EN59091727ONLE1

Please note that we do not return paper applications including folders. Therefore please submit only copies and no originals.

First information about our application process can be found here:

Do you have any questions about the application process or the position? Karina Urich, Tel.:+49 30 2005-58528

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 maintenance breeder manages and coordinates the maintenance and production of the parental components for the key regions Germany as well as Poland and ensures the varietal purity for official trials and downstream supply chain processes. In addition, the maintenance breeder supports the parental breeder in elite line development focussing on production traits and in testing these within the BASF wheat breeding network.

  • You will be responsible for the maintenance breeding and production of experimental seeds for hybrid wheat. This includes the production of breeder seeds as well as the application of modern data base programs for planning the maintenance trials.

  • Furthermore, you will collaborate in the development of native trait strategies and seed production traits jointly with parental as well as discovery breeders.

  • You will represent BASF wheat breeding in countries collaborative projects for maintenance breeding, production systems and native trait discovery.

  • In addition, you will manage the maintenance breeding team in Gatersleben, which also includes the supervision of seasonal workers.

  • Last but not least, you will ensure compliance with safety and stewardship directives as well as quality standards.

What we expect

  • master's degree or PhD in agriculture, plant breeding, plant genetics or a related scientific field

  • at least 2 years of professional experience in cereal breeding research and/or field-based phenotyping

  • experience in molecular marker technology and statistical analysis of field trial data

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

  • fluent in German and English language skills

We offer

  • An attractive competitive salary that is based on the company's success and your individual performance

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

  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one

  • A secure work environment because your health, safety and wellbeing is always our top priority