Plant Geneticist

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Crop Genetics is seeking an experienced and motivated Plant Geneticist to join the team. The team supports molecular breeding with genotyping, genotype data analyses and molecular genetics. The Plant Geneticist will develop, manage, and participate in projects that apply genomics and molecular breeding tools to crop improvement. The selected candidate will develop molecular markers as well as appropriate high-throughput genotyping and sequencing applications and data analyses.


  • You will apply methods for marker-trait associations to discover relevant native traits for our global hybrid oilseeds breeding program.
  • You design robust molecular markers and marker panels to support marker-assisted selection.
  • You contribute to the development and improvement of sequence-based genotyping technology and workflows.
  • You are following the latest developments in the field of high-throughput genotyping.
  • You provide genotyping and data analysis to support for molecular breeding projects.
  • You design, implement, and oversee experimental approaches, both internally and with external collaborations.
  • You interact with breeders and trait research teams in shared efforts to develop higher yielding varieties and hybrids for farmers.


  • You hold a MSc in plant genomics, molecular genetics, biotechnology, plant breeding or a similar degree.
  • Proven expertise in oilseed rape (or other hybrid crops) is a plus.
  • You have lab experience with molecular markers or next generation sequencing.
  • You know bioinformatics data sources, software packages for sequence analysis and marker development.
  • You apply your analytical skills in handling and analyzing large data sets efficiently.
  • You have experience in using packages in R or Python for data analysis.
  • You have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • You can work autonomously with limited supervision from senior team members.
  • You have experience supporting and working with cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment.


  • Responsibility from day one in a challenging but dynamic work environment and “on-the-job” training as part of a committed team.
  • Competitive compensation including attractive benefits.
  • Development discussions and programs so that you can reach your full potential.
  • A dynamic team with enthusiastic colleagues.
  • Onboarding to help you settle in quickly, ensuring you are part of the BASF team from day one.
  • A good work-life balance with possibility of remote working according to the company policy.

Come join us in bringing the lab to the field

About BASF’s Agricultural Solutions division

Everything we do, we do for the love of farming. Farming is fundamental to provide enough healthy and affordable food for a rapidly growing population, while reducing environmental impacts. That’s why we are working with partners and experts to integrate sustainability criteria into all business decisions. We invest in a strong R&D pipeline, combining innovative thinking with practical action in the field. Our solutions are purpose-designed for different crop systems. Connecting seeds and traits, crop protection products, digital tools and sustainability approaches, to help deliver the best possible outcomes for farmers, growers and our other stakeholders along the value chain. With teams in the lab, field, office and in production, we do everything in our power to build a sustainable future for agriculture. In 2023, our division generated sales of €10.1 billion.

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Application process

1. Application

You found the job you like on our website. Time to hit that ‘apply’-button and let us know who you are through the application form.

2. First encounter

We are intrigued by your application and call you immediately. At this point you can expect questions like: What motivates you? And what are your skills?

3. Interview

The call went great! So here you are, ready for your interview with HR and a hiring manager. We want to know more of your story and of course, you can ask about our story as well.

4. Contract

Welcome to our team. When can you start? So we can everything ready for your first day. You know, computer, paperwork, cake, balloons …

5. Onboarding

We welcome you with open arms and get you up and running. Including our eye-opening bootscamp, from the lab to the field.