Plant Breeder- Oilseed Rape East of England

I am looking for someone with a passion for plant breeding and innovation to take up a rare vacancy within the well-known business. You will be directly responsible for the implementation and development of the oil seed rape breeding programme.

If you have a thirst for knowledge and strive to be at the forefront of innovation in breeding and genetics this company can provide unrivalled career opportunities.

As an Oilseed Rape Breeder, you will:

  • Be responsible for the selection process to include: sowing preparation, scoring, data collection and analysis as well as final selection decisions.
  • Taking part in UK and International research projects.
  • Working closely with the Crop Research Head to develop the breeding strategy.

What do I need to apply?

  • Ideally, a degree at MSc level or above in Plant breeding and genetics or similar. The perfect candidate would also hold a PhD.
  • Experience in a breeding programme would be beneficial.
  • Excellent understanding of plant breeding, genetics, agronomy and the seed industry.
  • Experience in using data management and analysis software.
  • Team management skills.

Package: Competitive salary, profit share scheme and extensive benefits.

To apply:

Please call Lauren Holloway on 01885 485527 or email an up to date copy of your CV (In Word Format) to

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